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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Patient Records Privacy Breaches – HHS Investigation

Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the University of California at Los Angeles Health System (UCLAHS) settled potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for $865,500 and an agreement to implement a corrective action plan. The settlement resolved complaints filed on behalf of two celebrity patients who alleged that UCLAHS employees repeatedly and without permission looked at their private medical records. HHS’s investigation revealed that, from 2005 to 2008, unauthorized employees repeatedly looked at the records of numerous other patients. See related University of California instance, “Patient Records Privacy Breaches”.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/7/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
University of California $865,500
Further Information Released
HHS Press Release 7/9/2011
Settlement Agreement/Corrective Action Plan 7/9/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database