I'm working on a home healthcare case as an RN (I am pretty new to home health, btw) in which my place of employment requires nsg notes to be brought back to the facility for billing reasons. These are always written nsg notes btw. The parent of the pt is requesting that the notes stay in the house because it is a HIPAA violation to take them out. I've been searching for a little while online for the answer and haven't found anything involving my situation. Is this truly a hipaa violation to take them out of the home? The healthcare provider needs to be able to have a copy as well, correct?