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Unformatted text preview: talking about but, this is a small world and people are all around you. By talking about the two cases they violated the agreement between the patient, the agency and HIPPA. This could lead to some major problems for the agency if the grandmother were to push the issue. Who is to say others did not over hear the conversation as well. I am not sure that the director should fire each of these employees but Jim having been a veteran social worker should have known better. I would think that a written warning as well as a suspension would be a step in the right direction. I also think the director should go over all of the guidelines once again with all employees to ensure they understand and comply with HIPPA guidelines. That way if it happens again termination can be a possibility....
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- Spring '11