Failure to comply with any of the HIPAA rules qualifies as a violation and is subject to civil or even criminal penalties. In practice, a HIPAA violation is as simple as an employee leaving a client’s medical file on their computer screen while they step away for a cup of coffee.

In this section, we walk you through who’s responsible for enforcing HIPAA regulations, the types of violations and associated penalties, how to avoid violations, and what qualifies as a HIPAA exception. 

Who Enforces HIPAA + How To Make Sure Your Business Is Compliant

Learn who is responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Rules, the tiers of violation penalties, and how to make sure your organization is protected.

HIPAA Violations: Examples, Penalties + 5 Cases to Learn From

Learn common HIPAA violations and the resulting penalties, along with advice for avoiding them. 

HIPAA Exceptions: What Isn’t Covered by the Data Privacy Law?

Learn the major exemptions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and exceptions to its rules.