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Criminal Penalties

for being in violation OF

HIPAA

 

 

   Misuse of health information:

Penalty: Fines of up to $50,000 and/or prison terms of up to one year.

 

   Misuse under false pretenses:

Penalty: Fines of up to $100,000 and/or prison terms of up to five years.

 

   Misuse with intent to sell, transfer, or use for commercial advantage, personal gain, or malicious harm:

Penalty: Fines of up to $250,000 and/or prison terms of up to 10 years.