N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
announced Dec. 23 that All American Home Care, a home care services agency, has agreed to a $25,000 fine after allegations the company obtained personal
contact information from a competing agency and used the information in
commercial marketing efforts.
to allegations, Marco Altieri was the CEO of Angels In Your Home and wanted to
start his own home health care company named All American Health Care. Altieri
allegedly brought the information over to All American Health Care without
consumer consent. All American Health Care then used the information to call
consumers asking them to switch services, Schneiderman argued. Purported conduct of this nature
violates the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
unacceptable for a home care agency to try to pad its pockets by using
patients’ personal information without their consent,” Schneiderman said. “My office will continue to hold accountable
any company that violates a patient’s right to privacy, especially for
to the monetary fine, which will go toward penalties and costs of the case, All
American Home Care has agreed to stop using patients’ private information for
commercial purposes without the consent of its customers.