Running head: CONFIDENTIALITY 1 Confidentiality April Palmer Kaplan University
CONFIDENTIALITY 2 Confidentiality Case Study: A patient has just left the office after having an outpatient surgery procedure. As you get ready to put away the patient’s file, you realize that the patient has forgotten to take his prescriptions and after-care instruction sheets home with him. It is vital for proper healing and recovery for the patient to have these documents. You know you will have to contact this patient so you look inside for his contact information and signed HIPAA Release of Information form. 1.Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not?
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