Student HIPAA violation question - page 2

In my externship at a large clinic. I needed to have my immunizations up-to-date. I was told my MMR was not and could not be found anywhere in the registry. I had my blood drawn at another clinic to... Read More

  1. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    Actually there are some hospitals now where you can access your labwork and results of othtre tests right on the internet.
    I usually know my lab results before my doctor every contacts me with them because of the online portal I use. Actually, since certain labs are available in real time- the last time I was in the hospital, I was checking the results and knew them before the nurses and the doctors in the ICU.
  2. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from rnnursingstudent
    Actually it is a HIPAA violation. You are not allowed to view your own chart by yourself. If you want to view your chart it has to be witnessed and if I recall it has to be two witnesses. You also have to put it in writing that you would like to view you chart and it is not so much you viewing it is such the major issue its to ensure you don't take anything out of the chart that is in there for instance if you didn't like what a pcp wrote in one of his progress note. You are a regular patient there. And if you want to get technical you are not supposed to view any chart that is not directly related to your tasks at hand. I have seen people take out charts and just start reading them and they had no business or medical need to read them. They are LEGAL documents people.
    False. I have operative reports, clinic notes, pathology reports, MRI slides and MRI reports dating all the way back to 2002 in my possession. Never once did I have to view these in the presence of ANY witnesses. Patients have the right to their own records. Certain facilities may have policies that if a patient wants to look at their chart right then and there, that is has to be in the presence of a staff member, but this is not a HIPAA requirement. By signing a release in medical records, you can get copies of all of this sent to you- to keep.
  3. Visit  rnnursingstudent profile page
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    Sorry I am just stating what I have been taught and maybe it isn't a HIPAA violation but the only reason that it stuck with me is because it was a test question that was pretty much that scenario and I had got it wrong because I didnt see the harm in it either and that is when my professor broke everything down for me.
  4. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    Quote from rnnursingstudent
    Sorry I am just stating what I have been taught and maybe it isn't a HIPAA violation but the only reason that it stuck with me is because it was a test question that was pretty much that scenario and I had got it wrong because I didnt see the harm in it either and that is when my professor broke everything down for me.
    I'm surprised a school is teaching that. HIPAA is not just about protecting personal health information from unauthorized disclosure; it's also about protecting a patient's right to access health records. Maybe you can guide your professor to this website: For Consumers
  5. Visit  rnnursingstudent profile page
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    Thanks for the tip MarieBailey I will tell her
  6. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I'm surprised a school is teaching that. HIPAA is not just about protecting personal health information from unauthorized disclosure; it's also about protecting a patient's right to access health records. Maybe you can guide your professor to this website: For Consumers
    They tell us that to instill the fear of God in us. I mean, I guess it works, but then you get out into the real world, and then, "Oh. Okay. Well good to know."
  7. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    I can't believe there was someone heartless enough to vote "Yes."
  8. Visit  MikeyBSN profile page
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    Quote from rnnursingstudent
    Actually it is a HIPAA violation. You are not allowed to view your own chart by yourself. If you want to view your chart it has to be witnessed and if I recall it has to be two witnesses. You also have to put it in writing that you would like to view you chart and it is not so much you viewing it is such the major issue its to ensure you don't take anything out of the chart that is in there for instance if you didn't like what a pcp wrote in one of his progress note. You are a regular patient there. And if you want to get technical you are not supposed to view any chart that is not directly related to your tasks at hand. I have seen people take out charts and just start reading them and they had no business or medical need to read them. They are LEGAL documents people.
    This post is 100% inaccurate. You have a right to your own information under HIPAA and there is no witness requirement to obtain it. Further, doubt a student nurse is even covered under HIPAA. It is, at most, a violation of hospital policy (and it would stupid and arbitrary policy at that).
    Esme12 likes this.
  9. Visit  SionainnRN profile page
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    It's my understanding that while you are entitled to your medical records its only under the right circumstances like filling out a release for medical records or using a patient access portal. Every hospital I've been at has explicitly said we are not allowed to look at our records, we need to fill out a medical records release, like all patients.
  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from SionainnRN
    It's my understanding that while you are entitled to your medical records its only under the right circumstances like filling out a release for medical records or using a patient access portal. Every hospital I've been at has explicitly said we are not allowed to look at our records, we need to fill out a medical records release, like all patients.
    right.....but that is a hospital policy violation NOT a HIPAA violation. Hospitals use term "HIPAA" freely and use it to scare everyone like the boogeyman is used to scare little children
    redhead_NURSE98! likes this.
  11. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    It is a HIPAA violation (in some facilities) to look up your own records, you have a right to your medical records but you do not own them; it sure if that would keep you from getting a job though
  12. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    It is a HIPAA violation (in some facilities) to look up your own records, you have a right to your medical records but you do not own them; it sure if that would keep you from getting a job though
    HIPAA is HIPAA. The act of looking at one's own records is either a federal law violation or it isn't. (It isn't.) HIPAA has ZERO requirements that are "facility by facility." The point is, that people use "HIPAA violation" as some kind of catchall when it's not. If it's a violation of FACILITY POLICY then fine, but they should stop throwing HIPAA out there like it's some kind of threat for looking at your own records because it's not.
  13. Visit  Miracle1 profile page
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    Why r u impersonating being an RN? One can't easily fake that. A nurse knows when they r speaking with another nurse.

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