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    HIPAA Regulations: Compliance and Enforcement: Refraining from Intimidation or Retaliation - § 160.316

    As Contained in the HHS HIPAA Rules

     

    HHS Regulations as Amended January 2013
    Compliance and Enforcement: Refraining from Intimidation or Retaliation - § 160.316

     

    A covered entity or business associate may not threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, discriminate against, or take any other retaliatory action against any individual or other person for—

    (a) Filing of a complaint under §160.306;

    (b) Testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation, compliance review, proceeding, or hearing under this part; or

    (c) Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by this subchapter, provided the individual or person has a good faith belief that the practice opposed is unlawful, and the manner of opposition is reasonable and does not involve a disclosure of protected health information in violation of subpart E of part 164 of this subchapter.