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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA04 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: HIPAA Enforcement Rule: Annual Penalty Limits and Sharing Civil Money Penalties or Monetary Settlements With Harmed Individuals  

This proposed rule would solicit the public's views on proposals for the distribution of civil money penalty and monetary settlements with those harmed by a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) offense and on proposals on some of the annual limits on civil money penalties (CMP) under the HITECH Act.  

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 160   
Legal Authority: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Pub. L. 111-5, sec. 13410(c)(3) & (4)    Social Security Act, sec. 1776,    42 U.S.C. 1320d-5, as amended by HITECH Act sec. 13410(a) & (d)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The statutory deadline for issuing a rule on sharing of civil monetary penalties or monetary settlements was 2/17/2012.  02/17/2012 

Overall Description of Deadline: The statutory deadline to issue a rule on the requirements on the sharing of civil monetary penalties (CMP) or monetary settlements with individuals harmed by the actions for which CMPs were imposed was February 17, 2012, pursuant to the HITECH Act.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andra Wicks
Health Information Privacy Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019
TDD Phone:800 537-7697