Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-37.3
Confidentiality of Health Care Communications and Information Act

SECTION 5-37.3-9

§ 5-37.3-9. Penalties – Attorney's fees for violations.

(a) Civil Penalties. Any one who violates the provisions of this chapter may be held liable for actual and exemplary damages.

(b) Criminal Penalties. Any one who intentionally and knowingly violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(c) Commission of Crime. The civil and criminal penalties in this section shall also be applicable to anyone who obtains confidential health care information through the commission of a crime.

(d) Attorney's Fees. Attorney's fees may be awarded, at the discretion of the court, to the successful party in any action under this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-37.3-8; P.L. 1982, ch. 356, § 1.)