Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent Nebraska DHHS: HIPAA: Penalties Page Content User TypeConsumer Associates Quick Links Privacy Notice What isHIPAA? Contact Us HIPAA Privacy & Security 1. Consumer Section: Penalties HIPAA establishes civil penalties for violations by a healthcare provider. It also establishes criminal penalties for any person that knowingly uses, obtains or discloses Individually Identifiable Health Information or Protected Health Information. If you feel that your health information privacy rights have been violated, you can take action to file a complaint.