mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN 3,142 Posts Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 11 years experience. Dec 26, 2021 20 hours ago, 2BS Nurse said: I figured nobody payed attention to this. Typically, they are only concerned if you open your own chart. We are allowed to look at our own charts and those we have permission to (I am HCPOA of my son and he has signed a waiver) although I have never been brave enough to go into my own. Most organizations take issues like this very seriously. To get to a face sheet, you are in the chart. (I am an informatics nurse). We have yearly training reqs for HIPAA. Usually, the IT people can track everywhere you go in EPIC and when. Only time I go into other charts or even lists, is when I am in charge and have to determine if a patient in appropriate for our unit. Friend or not, I would support them away from work. They are most likely going to lose their job.