OCR Announces 20th Settlement Under Right of Access Initiative

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it has entered into the 20th settlement under its Right of Access Initiative. The settlement with Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Nebraska includes an $80,000 payment by the hospital for failing to provide a mother with timely access to her daughter’s medical records.

According to OCR, after the mother first requested the records, the hospital provided her with some of the records, but failed to provide her with missing records after repeated requests. Once OCR intervened, the hospital provided all of the records to the mother.

In addition to the monetary penalty of $80,000, the hospital entered into a Corrective Action Plan with OCR.