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There are all kinds of HIPAA violation cases out there - whether they violate the security, administrative or technical safeguards, data breaches often occur within certain parameters, as can be seen from research of the HHS reported breaches affecting 500 individuals or more.

If you’re looking for what the penalties and fines are for certain types of HIPAA violations, see the chart below (recently updated to reflect the final HIPAA rules):

VIOLATION TYPE EACH VIOLATION
VIOLATIONS OF AN IDENTICAL PROVISION IN A CALENDAR YEAR
Individual didn't know they violated HIPAA  $100 - $50,000 $1,500,000
Reasonable cause and not willful neglect  $1,000 - $50,000  $1,500,000
Willful neglect but corrected within time  $10,000 - $50,000  $1,500,000
Willful neglect and is not corrected  $50,000  $1,500,000

Source: Department of Health and Human Resources, Federal Register.gov (PDF)

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