HS101 Medical Law (BreannaSmith).docx - HS101 Medical Law and Bioethics Unit 8 Assignment Breanna Smith 1 Under HIPAA are you legally allowed to view

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HS101 Medical Law and BioethicsUnit 8 AssignmentBreanna Smith5/25/181. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why orwhy not?As an RN on the patient's case I am authorized to examine the information. The patient has already signed the HIPAA release form which enables me as a healthcare provider to analyze information. In order for me to get information to the patient, I have to first give you the contact information and being that the patient sign the form required for me to do so, it is legal.2. In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missingdocuments and instructions to the patient while still protecting patient confidentialityunder HIPAA?After viewing the contact information I would first call the patient. Once I have confirmed that I am speaking directly to the patient, I would then inform them of the mistake. I would ask the
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