Hey Doc! Don’t Talk Loud…

One of the OCR cases we found interesting is reproduced below. It is a lesson for all those who carry PHI that need to know rule applies even for your best friend, a fellow employee or your spouse. So even if you are in the corridors of your hospital – don’t talk loud.
State Hospital Sanctions Employees for Disclosing Patient’s PHI
Covered Entity: Health Care Provider / General Hospital
Issue: Impermissible Disclosure
A nurse and an orderly at a state hospital discussed the HIV/AIDS status of a patient and the patient’s spouse within earshot of other patients without making reasonable efforts to prevent the …Read More