Feb 152018
 February 15, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

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There’s a nice review of a recent and important case in Connecticut. Susan Ross and Kim Gold of Norton Rose Fulbright explain:

On January 16, 2018, the Connecticut Supreme Court unilaterally created a new state law cause of action for violation of a patient’s health care privacy.  (Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., 327 Conn. 540, __ A.3d __ (Jan. 16, 2018)). Particularly noteworthy is the new standard for a physician’s level of care: compliance with HIPAA.  In other words, violation of HIPAA can lead to a state law claim in Connecticut, but the decision does NOT create a private right of action under HIPAA.

Read more on Data Protection Report.

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