The number of large breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) under HIPAA that have been reported on the so-called “Wall of Shame” (the HHS List) maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has jumped by 239 to 885 in less than a year.
Allegations of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct against a Washington County jail employee are only the latest in a long series of cases involving the sex abuse of inmates by jail personnel.
As expected, FedEx appeared in federal district court and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges brought against the company by the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.
In today’s high-tech business environment, it is commonplace for employers to digitize personnel documents. Maintaining these documents in electronic form has obvious benefits, including ease of accessibility and storage efficiency.