I posted this in the General Nursing thread, but I think it belongs here as well.
A 22-year-old woman who had a part in the posting of an HIV victim's medical records on the Internet was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday.
Well, we all kinda of know what the consequences are for doing something like that. Everyone with access to healthcare records gets HIPAA training.
Why would someone even post that kind of information?
Last edit by Katnip on Jun 11, '09
Quote from Anxious Patient
If there was malice involved it is more serious. You can't have that, that elevates it to criminal level. I was cutting her a break and saying it was to harsh a penalty for snooping but this goes over the top. I know they are trying to make an example of her but she must be a really stupid person and I doubt if this will get thru to the other stupid people. If you are so dense that you can't realize how serious this is I wonder if even a prison sentence will do any good.
Last edit by oramar on Jun 11, '09