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    RE: Verbal breach

    Posted in: HIPAA

    In my opinion, even if the patient's wishes to not inform the family were not followed, does not necessarily mean that HIPAA or your State mental health privacy laws were violated. As Sherrie stated, there is a professional judgement allowance in HIPAA,...

  • We require employees, employed physicians, and contracted employees to sign the Code of Conduct at hire and then annually thereafter. ------------------------------ Diane Pringle MSN, CHC Compliance/Privacy Officer Conemaugh Health System Johnstown,...

  • Posted in: CHPC Study Group

    This exercise is probably in reference to the situation shared in another eGroup about a person not wanting their family to know but they were called anyway. In § 164.5104(b)(1)(i) it says that disclosures can be made to family, in accordance...

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