onlymerox 477 Views
Joined: Mar 2, '08;
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Ok I have been drilled to never give information about a patient. Even in the military. is it a HIPPA violation to give a patient's information to a law officer/sherriff if the warrant is for a family member? the patient is also a minor. It seems each facility is different. I know in the past we usually call the legal department. but now i work in a facility that doesn't have one.
Am a crazy to think the patient and their family should expect some kind of privacy?
Thanks in advance for any insight.
PS I looked on the HIPPA website..it was very vague about the warrants and to me alway means if the patient is the one the law is looking for.
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