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Sarah Coyne quoted in “HIPPA Regulatory Alert”

Relias Media

Relias Media published its December "HIPPA Regulatory Alert" that included two articles featuring Health & Life Sciences partner Sarah Coyne. 

Below is an excerpt from the article "Right of Access Initiative Yields Major Settlements with OCR:"

“The OCR means business,” says Sarah E. Coyne, JD, partner with the Quarles & Brady law firm in Madison, WI. “Rumor has it that additional guidance or regulations will be issued imminently in light of the Ciox decision relating to third party requests for electronic PHI and appropriate parameters including fees, which changed the access landscape.”

Below is an excerpt from the article "Ongoing Noncompliance Leads to Serious Settlement for Small Clinic:"

The central OCR finding regarding the clinic’s breach was “longstanding systemic noncompliance,” notes Sarah E. Coyne, JD, partner with Quarles & Brady in Madison, WI. The term “systemic noncompliance” has become something of an OCR buzzword, she says.


“Although there is enforcement discretion currently in play regarding telehealth-related disclosures until the end of the national public health emergency, OCR is not hesitating to bring down the hammer in other circumstances,” Coyne says. “In addition to its vigorous enforcement of the right to access standard, OCR has had it with longstanding widespread noncompliance. This case shows us that the penalties are not reserved for large health systems only.”


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