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The DC Code: § 7-245 Civil penalties for unlawful use or disclosure.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
(1) A person who negligently uses or discloses health and human services information in a manner not authorized by this chapter or other District law shall be liable in an amount of $500 for each violation.
2
For the purposes of this subsection, the term "negligently" means that a person guided by ordinary considerations should have known, and by exercising reasonable diligence would have known, that the use or disclosure was not authorized.
b
A person who willfully uses or discloses health and human services information in a manner not authorized by this chapter or other District law shall be liable in an amount of $1,000 for each violation.
c
This section shall not apply to disclosures of information authorized pursuant to other District law or to federal law.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 105 of Data-Sharing and Information Coordination Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-530, August 6, 2010, 57 DCR 8099). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 105 of Data-Sharing and Information Coordination Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18- 582, October 20, 2010, 57 DCR 10118). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 211(b) of Data-Sharing and Information Coordination Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-582, October 20, 2010, 57 DCR 10118). Legislative History of Laws For Law 18-273, see notes following § 7-241. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 7-242. DC CODE § 7-245 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 4, 2010, D.C. Law 18-273, § 105, 57 DCR 7171; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 53(a), 59 DCR 6190.)