How has HIPPA affected your job? - page 2

With the official enactment of HIPPA regualtions, how has this affected your work in telephone triage, physician referral, & nurse advice? It's been interesting, to say the least, to make the... Read More

  1. by   RN BSN 2009
    this is a really old
  2. by   Valerie Salva
    Yes, it's a really old thread, and it's HIPAA, people, not HIPPA.

    Many people over-interpret HIPAA. It really should not affect our jobs very much.
  3. by   eltrip
    Okay, I misspelled it. Shoot me.:chuckle I wish it was the worst mistake I'd made since 2003!
  4. by   Amethyst Veralyn
    [quote=Amethyst Veralyn;3308942]I have just recently been told that if I work one on one
    with a patient in a facility that I can not make a report about the patient to the staff members.
    I can only report to my agency supervisor
    and no one else, not even the facility nurse who does their meds.

    This does not make any sense because the med nurse and some aides always come
    in the room to discuss the patient and they expect good communication from me.
    They can not give the patient proper care if I can't tell then anything.