In addition, the HITECH Act permits a state attorney general to initiate a civil lawsuit if there is reason to believe that a state resident’s interest has been or is threatened or adversely affected by a violation of the HITECH Act.
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In such situations, courts are permitted to enjoin the violation or obtain monetary damages up to $25,000 plus court costs and attorneys’ fees.
The consequences of noncompliance are too severe to ignore. Be sure to contact a health law attorney who can assist in creating—or amending—a Business Associate Agreement that complies with the new requirements imposed by the HITECH Act. ENTtoday
Steven M. Harris, Esq., is a nationally recognized health care attorney and a member of the law firm McDonald Hopkins, LLC. Steve may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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