Exactly whose HIPAA rights did she violate in her tweet? Who was she talking about? What information did she actually disclose? If you read the tweet, it did not violate HIPAA but was a valid suggestion on how to save money.
What you don't read here, is how the Gov used his influence and the powers of his office to pressure her bosses to get rid of her for her satirical but perfectly legal (and HIPPA proof) dig at his "Privileged" used of public resources. If she did violate HIPAA in the legal sense, they would not have asked, nor encouraged her resignation; they would have terminated her on the spot. But they couldn't because they knew they didn't have the legal legs to stand on. Hence, this was never about HIPAA at all. :imbar
Watch now; the governor in this case in probably working behind the scenes even as we speak, engineering a way to have the poor woman's nursing license revoked. The amount of sheer pettiness of people in high places (mind you, they're supposed to be our servants) is mind boggling. If anything, she should file a federal civil rights violation case against him, the hospital, and the state of Mississippi. This is frankly, a pure and simple freedom of speech matter. :angryfire