HIPAA and Nursing Challenges

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, affects all nurses in how we obtain and handle patient information. As patient confidentiality is a sacred trust, it is the duty of the Nurse to protect the integrity of the nurse-patient relationship. Come here to learn strategies on how to communicate with family members who demand information, how to check yourself as well as fellow colleagues and ensure accountability, discuss what is and is not acceptable information to release, and/or how to avoid disclosure pitfalls.

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  1. Question for a new student
    by yourrn1969 Feb 10
    13
    BrnEyedGirl
  2. False Documentation
    by Daytona.67 Jan 29
    10
    caliotter3
  3. writing a letter to deceased patient's foster family
    by anon456 Jan 19
    6
    ArtClassRN
  4. Nosey nurse
    by Caleb_RN225 Jan 20
    14
    NicuGal
  5. HIPAA and picking patients
    by cathering Jan 13
    11
    cathering
  6. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    by Sezgirl86 Dec 25, '13
    79
    Ruby Vee
  7. Reviewing Patient EMR After Transfer
    by Paco-RN Jan 4
    8
    psu_213
  8. sources for HIPAA information
    by starintn Jan 5
    1
    Esme12
  9. Is asking for info in lobby a HIPAA violation?
    by rse3 Dec 23, '13
    9
    Glycerine82
  10. License Surrendered due to HIPAA volation
    by twhite305 Jan 2
    5
    Esme12
  11. HIPAA question
    by >--stethoscope--o Dec 11, '13
    7
    KelRN215
  12. Is video taping the room setup, drapes, staff during surgery a violation?
    by T. Racine Nov 23, '13
    15
    OCNRN63
  13. Crossing a line?
    by nurse4littles Nov 28, '13
    23
    TheGooch
  14. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by JTinKY Oct 30, '13
    14
    Meriwhen
  15. HIPAA and Advocate for competent patient
    Poll by akn1563 Nov 2, '13
    33
    Susie2310
  16. New to office... now I wonder if I have violated..
    by Oedgar Oct 18, '13
    5
    T-Bird78
  17. Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?
    • Closed
    by Trip_McNeelyRN2b Oct 20, '13
    96
    Esme12
  18. Contact Precautions
    by WanderLust07 Oct 11, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  19. is this "allowed"?
    by sassyann8585 Oct 10, '13
    6
    GrnTea
  20. Possible termination for HIPAA violations
    by Magnolia619 Sep 22, '11
    95
    krisiepoo
  21. Why do I even bother anymore?
    • Closed
    by SionainnRN Sep 28, '13
    21
    SionainnRN
  22. Is this a violation?
    by DizzyLizzyNurse Sep 19, '13
    8
    KelRN215
  23. Don't look at the charts!
    by green34 Sep 18, '13
    3
    krisiepoo
  24. HIPAA
    by AOttinger Sep 13, '13
    5
    GrnTea
  25. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by studentCL2009 Sep 17, '11
    47
    Saiderap
  26. Important information on HIPAA and business associates
    by GrnTea Sep 10, '13
  27. Reporting a hipaa violation
    • Closed
    by kjnsweets Sep 6, '13
    6
    VickyRN
  28. Hippa violation
    by Purpletee36 Sep 4, '13
    3
    MunoRN
  29. HIPAA and former patients
    by utterlydelirious Sep 4, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  30. HIPAA Violation Help
    • Closed
    by SummerLei Aug 18, '13
    6
    SummerLei
  31. I Feel Like My Privacy Was Violated
    by RNGuy12 Aug 12, '13
    11
    Balder_LPN
  32. Nurses: Did you find learning to document a difficult task?
    by northmississippi Aug 4, '13
    8
    chrisrn24
  33. Is it really a violation of H.I.P.P.A. law to share your concerns with the doctor?
    by Saiderap Jul 9, '13
    13
    Orca
  34. HIPAA regulation -  audit of activity in patient records?
    by beccaleelee Jul 29, '13
    6
    BloomNurseRN
  35. Family refusing pt discharge - California
    by Enthused RN Jul 23, '13
    20
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