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Running head: Confidentiality 1ConfidentialityMaria CocaKaplan University
Confidentiality 2ConfidentialityConfidentiality is extremely important especially in a healthcare setting. If a patient’s trust is lost not only do we as professionals face legal action but our reputation is a stake as well. Confidentiality should be treated with respect and it’s demanded of us as a medical professional simply because without it we don’t have the trust and respect of our patients. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not?I would not be able to legally view the file because I am not a doctor. The doctor is the only person legally allowed to view a patient’s medical file. So it’s best to actually involve the doctor at all cost if the patient has already left that way proper treatment is given to the patient. In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missing