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Former Hospital Employee Indicted For Criminal HIPAA Violations

TYLER, Texas - A former employee of an East Texas hospital has been indicted for criminal violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly known as HIPAA, in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Joshua Hippler, 30, formerly of Longview, Texas, was indicted on charges of Wrongful Disclosure of Individually Identifiable Health Information. According to the indictment, from December 1, 2012, through January 14, 2013, Hippler, who was then an employee of a covered entity under HIPAA, obtained protected health information with the intent to use the information for personal gain. HIPAA contains provisions protecting the privacy of individually identifiable health information.


Action Details

  • Date:July 3, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions