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The HIPAA Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Breach notification

What is a “breach”?

A breach is defined as the acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of unsecured PHI, in a manner not permitted by HIPAA, which compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information.

If unsecured PHI is impermissibly acquired, used, or disclosed, a breach is presumed to have occurred unless the covered entity or business associate can demonstrate a low probability that …

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