And, of course the answer to that question is ... I can't tell you that. This is a joke that's floated around for years. But, HIPAA is very serious. Passed by Congress in 1996, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is, in short, for the protection and confidential handling of protected health information. HIPAA is always lurking in the back of the minds of every Nurse: Does this violate HIPAA? I am being accused of violating HIPAA; will I be fired? Nurses everywhere receive education in their Nursing programs
as well as from their healthcare employers. Are you HIPAA savvy?