◆ West Virginia-based Diabetes, Endocrinology & Lipidology Center Inc. (DELC) has agreed to pay $5,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said June 2. This is the 19th settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. A complaint was filed with OCR in early 2019 alleging that DELC didn’t take timely action in response to a parent’s July 2019 request for her minor child’s protected health information. OCR investigated “and determined that DELC’s failure to provide timely access to the requested medical records was a potential violation of the HIPAA right of access standard. As a result of OCR's investigation, DELC provided the requested records in May 2021, nearly two years after the parent’s request,” OCR contends. DELC didn’t admit liability in the resolution agreement.