Is the wrong name in a client file a violation? Specifically, if a member of our staff accidently puts a note for one client in the file for another can that be considered a HIPAA violation?
A patient that is deceased, son, wants records. There is no power of attorney or executor of the estate. The son gets an attorney, they send a request for all records. The release form attached has the son signature. Can we release it to them?
HIPAA Compliance Program Manager for dental practices nationwide
The wildcard certificate `*.ideascale.com` doesn't match the urls of the web app, `hipaaqsportal.hhs.gov` and some browsers (chrome, safari) won't allow access to the site without accepting the mismatched certificate warning/block. Please fix, doesn't represent all that well for a compliance site.
I work for the Muckleshoot Tribe/Casino and I have been told I can not photocopy a patrons identification with their picture on it when the patron has a Medical issue or is injured by a slip and fall. I am responsible to document the incident completely for the patrons and Tribes safety. We have cameras everywhere, but a photocopy of a patrons identification used and controlled by the Tribe for investigative purpose's ...more »
I had an adverse drug reaction at work. I was taken to the ER. Our PA in our office accompanied me to the ER in the ambulance. I do not know why he did. He followed me into the ER. He witnessed me talking to the ER physician. I did not know he was there. He reported this back to my boss everything that was said between me and the ER physician. He reported back misinformation which was false also. Is this a HIPAA ...more »
I work for a PSAP for police and fire. Is it ok to give medical history over the air to the fire department if it will assist with their treatment? Example, say a patient fell and suffers from ALS. Is it ok to pass the info along even though it might be unrelated to the fall? Another example: If a patient has AID's/HIV or Hep C, etc, is it ok to broadcast that over the air for the safety of the responding units?