Events
February 7, 2017
This webinar was previously recorded on February 7, 2017. To access the recorded presentation, click here.


OCR Enforcement Update:
Under 500 Breach Investigations and Inner Workings of an OCR Settlement

Over the past several years the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has ramped up its enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Generally, such enforcement efforts have related to incidents that affected more than 500 individuals. In August of 2016, however, OCR announced that it would begin investigating self-reported HIPAA breaches affecting under 500 individuals. This initiative may lead to increased investigations at both covered entities and business associates. 

On the webinar, two former OCR attorneys will discuss this new OCR initiative, as well as provide guidance and advice related to navigating OCR investigations, an explanation as to how the OCR settlement and resolution agreement process works, and tips for steps to take if your organization is presented with a dreaded resolution agreement. Please join us for discussion of recent OCR activity, under 500 breach investigation initiative, anatomy of an OCR investigation and settlement process, quick tips, and lessons learned.

On our panel:
  • Kathleen (Katie) D. Kenney, Associate
  • Abby E. Bonjean, Associate
  • Rebecca Frigy Romine, Shareholder