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


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.