Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Transaction Standards Adopted Under HIPAA. How will the standards be enforced?

09/08/2000

The law gives the Secretary the authority to impose monetary penalties for failure to comply with a standard. The Secretary is required by statute to impose penalties of not more than $100 per violation on any person or entity who fails to comply with a standard except that the total amount imposed on any one person in each calendar year may not exceed $25,000 for violations of one requirement. Enforcement procedures will be published in a future regulation.