HIPAA and Nursing Challenges

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, affects all nurses in how we obtain and handle patient information. As patient confidentiality is a sacred trust, it is the duty of the Nurse to protect the integrity of the nurse-patient relationship. Come here to learn strategies on how to communicate with family members who demand information, how to check yourself as well as fellow colleagues and ensure accountability, discuss what is and is not acceptable information to release, and/or how to avoid disclosure pitfalls.

  1. Going to Patient's home without patient consent
    by RNBecky84 Apr 19
    19
    Libby1987
  2. HIPPAA violation
    by Kshores15 Aug 9
    20
    /username
  3. HIPAA exceptions
    by hppygr8ful Aug 9
    1
    JKL33
  4. Complaints
    by Lacirae7 Aug 4
    3
    withme
  5. Hipaa accusation
    by lvgrud Jul 31
    2
    Have Nurse
  6. When does HIPPA no longer apply?
    by GuineaPigs Aug 3
    23
    Have Nurse
  7. Social Media and the Workplace-Don't do it
    by stephaniej1229 Jul 15
    5
    psu_213
  8. HIPAA violation or no?
    by FolksBtrippin Jul 18
    6
    hppygr8ful
  9. Under investigation
    by Clare2125 Jul 18
    20
    Apple-Core
  10. HIPAA violation? Contacting friend about seeing her in hall?
    by Kd856 Jul 17
    7
    Have Nurse
  11. HIPAA and Obituaries
    by ILoveMusic Jul 10
    5
    Have Nurse
  12. Becoming the HIPAA Privacy Officer
    by I<3H2O Jul 8
  13. Question about nursing, law enforcement, and HIPAA
    by twinmommy+2 Jul 1
    7
    twinmommy+2
  14. HIPPA during phone calls
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    11
    /username
  15. Observing a Friend's Surgery
    by Annamm Jun 8
    4
    Tenebrae
  16. HIPAA with other nurses
    by jkclark May 1
    9
    JKL33
  17. HIPAA Violation?
    • Closed
    Poll by Soccer990 Jun 8
    6
    sirI
  18. HIPAA Violation?
    by Medic_Murse May 5
    26
    hppygr8ful
  19. Is It OK to take photos of face sheets for billing purposes?
    by CSUSM10 May 31
    2
    Wuzzie
  20. Nurses who fail pre employment and employment drug test
    by JustANormalGirl May 10
    12
    broughden
  21. Discussion with doctor
    by Appleaday01 Apr 29
    7
    inthecosmos
  22. Is this HIPPA breach or just rudeness?
    by Apple-Core May 4
    22
    /username
  23. Need advice on ethics
    by AWorley80 Apr 17
    14
    MunoRN
  24. Disciplinary action for my violation?
    by meggy27 Apr 2
    6
    inthecosmos
  25. Can posting about a friend breach HIPAA?
    by MOVAN15 May 15, '17
    25
    CelticGoddess
  26. is age part of HIPAA?
    by MNNICU, RN May 10, '16
    12
    Meriwhen
  27. Knock knock.  Who's there?  HIPAA.  HIPAA who?
    Image by Joe V May 20, '16
    7
    egoat1
  28. Hipaa violation?
    by Pharmacygirl83 Nov 20, '16
    6
    egoat1
  29. HIPPA violation if the patient isn't in your facility?
    by MoonlightRose Dec 26, '17
    89
    Wuzzie
  30. Violation of HIPAA
    by Sunshine407 Oct 31, '17
    5
    egoat1

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