HIPAA violation or heads-up?
- 0Feb 1, '13 by AngelfireRNWe had an incident at work the other day where a patient on a schedule 2 medication (requiring a written script) was found to have altered said script. The pharmacy called and then faxed a copy to us. It was blatant and not even a particularly good effort. This patients meds were canceled and he's no longer our patient.
My question... if his new physician calls or requests records, are we legally allowed to divulge this info?
Thanks in advance, never had one do this before.
- 1Feb 1, '13 by schroeders_pianoCould you make a progress note stating what the patient did and that you were "firing" him as a patient? The progress note goes with him with his medical records and the new provider can see what happened. On a side note, why wasn't the cops called?
- 0Feb 3, '13 by AngelfireRNI'm not certain if the pharmacy called the police. That's left to their discretion. We notify the local drug task force about a potential problem.
Thank you all for the input. I apologize for my tardy reply. My baby is teething and giving his Mama heck.
I will say, I'm not looking forward to dealing with him...he's built like a tank.
Again, thank you.