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1 of 7Violation of HIPAA - Confidentiality By Danica MarrettLEGAL ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHAssignment 1
2 of 7Official Title of the Law and Laws:There is one federal law that protects a patient and their health informational it regards to medi-cal records, health information and even health plan. This Act or law is called, The Health Insur-ance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, 104th Congress An Act- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abusein health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes. (HHS.gov) This law was put in place to protect the sensitive information of patient and to protect them. Health Care Organization’s Obligations to meet Patients Legal Rights:Patients have many rights and under HIPAA it is the patients right to have all health information protect. One obligation that a help care organization has to its patients is to safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclo-sures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. Another obligation that HIPPA has to patients is that patients have rights over their health infor-mation, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request cor-rections. These right can be found in the HIPPA Privacy Rule, where it states according to HHS.-gov, “The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individualsmedical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearing-
3 of 7houses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electroni-cally”. Consequences for Non - Compliance:There are several civil and crime consequences to non-compliance or violations of HIPAA. Vio-

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