Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Inspections & Penalties: Penalty
Language from Contract:
14. The User hereby acknowledges that criminal penalties under 1106(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306(a)), including a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years, or both, may apply to disclosures of information that are covered by 1106 and that are not authorized by regulation or by Federal law. The User further acknowledges that criminal penalties under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(i) (3)) may apply if it is determined that the Requestor or Custodian, or any individual employed or affiliated therewith, knowingly and willfully obtained the file(s) under false pretenses. Any person found to have violated sec. (i)(3) of the Privacy Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000. Finally, the User acknowledges that criminal penalties may be imposed under 18 U.S.C. 641 if it is determined that the User, or any individual employed or affiliated therewith, has taken or converted to his own use data file(s), or received the file(s) knowing that they were stolen or converted. Under such circumstances, they shall be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; but if the value of such property does not exceed the sum of $1,000, they shall be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.