§ 5-37.7-13. Penalties Attorneys' fees for violations.
(a) Civil penalties. Anyone who violates the provisions of this chapter may be held liable for actual and exemplary damages.
(b) Criminal penalties. Anyone who intentionally and knowingly violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per patient, per violation, or imprisoned for not more than one year, 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 maintained under the provisions of this chapter through the commission of a crime.
(d) Attorneys' fees.
Attorneys' fees may be awarded at the discretion of the court, to the successful party in any action under this chapter.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 171, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 466, § 2.)