Prosecutor General of Massachusetts said that the hospital is prepared to voluntarily pay a fine.
The hospital South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA, will pay $ 750,000 as a penalty. Payment of the penalty associated with the hospital in charge of confidential data being compromised more than 800,000 people in 2010.
Recall that in July 2010, the hospital reported that the path to the archive were lost backup data more than 800 thousand people, in any way connected with the hospital. At the same time, the archival agency said that the hospital intentionally committed a “loss” of the data.
State Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit against the hospital under the law of Massachusetts ‘Consumer Protection’ and in accordance with federal law, HIPAA, alleging non-compliance in the appropriate measures, policies and procedures to protect confidential information of consumers.
According to the statement made ??by Attorney General on May 24 this year, the hospital agreed to pay $ 250,000 civil penalty, $ 225,000 to the State Foundation for information about the health of patients, as well as $ 275,000 – to address the results of compromise of confidential information of patients and staff of medical institutions.