Medical and genetic information can reveal some of the most personal and private data about us, and maintaining control over that information is crucial. People who are harmed by the unauthorized disclosure of protected health information in violation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) deserve the ability to recover financially in court, inclusive of costs and reasonable attorney fees. By including coverage of costs and attorney fees, people with less access to the legal system and financial resources will be more likely to find an attorney to represent them.



Bill number

HB 6739