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OCR fines Denver pharmacy $125,000 for HIPAA breach

rep02 [1]The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into a $125,000 resolution agreement [2] March 15 with Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (CCP) in Denver for HIPAA violations.

OCR received a media report January 11, 2012, indicating that CCP disposed of PHI in a publicly accessible dumpster. OCR began investigating CCP January 13, 2012, and notified the covered entity of the investigation February 27, 2012. The resolution agreement states that CCP failed to do the following:

In addition to agreeing to the civil monetary penalty, CCP also agreed to do the following as part of the resolution agreement with OCR: