HIPAA Faces HITECH-Empowered State AGs

Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media , July 27, 2010

Timeline of the Attorney General's Office:
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s actions regarding data breaches after HITECH was signed into law February 17, 2009:

July 14, 2010—Attorney General Urges Identity Theft Protections, Explanation For Teachers Impacted By Security Breach

July 6, 2010—Attorney General Announces Health Net Settlement Involving Massive Security Breach Compromising Private Medical and Financial Info

April 20, 2010—Attorney General Seeks More Details About Student Loan Data Breach Involving 3.3 Million

March 29, 2010— Attorney General Investigating Alleged Unauthorized Access Of Patient Information At Griffin Hospital

January 13, 2010— Attorney General Sues Health Net For Massive Security Breach Involving Private Medical Records And Financial Information On 446,000 Enrollees

December 7, 2009—Attorney General Says Health Net Security Breach Concerns Worsen After Report Reveals Breach Was Likely Theft

November 9, 2009— Attorney General Investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Affecting 18,000 CT Health Care Professionals, Seeks Additional Protection For Victims

June 23, 2009—Attorney General Announces State To Receive Almost $400,000 From TJMaxx Owner In Data Breach Settlement

Source: Connecticut AG website: http://www.ct.gov/ag/site/default.asp

Dom Nicastro is a contributing writer. He edits the Medical Records Briefings newsletter and manages the HIPAA Update Blog.
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