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HIPPA for the first time creates national standards to protect individual

HIPPA for the first time creates national standards to protect individual

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JSBMHA and HIPAA Case Study Dashia Ford HSM/230 JUNE 02,2011 Brandi A. JOHNSON
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HIPAA for the first time creates national standards to protect individual’s personal, medical records and personal health information. It gives patients more control over their health information, as well as the boundaries set on the use and release of health records. It also holds violators accountable with civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed if they violate patient’s privacy rights. For the patients it enables them to find out how their information may be used and about certain disclosures of their information that have been made. It also allows patients the right to examine and obtain a copy of their own health records and request corrections. HIPAA section II is the main part of the federal regulation that affects the sharing of information by healthcare organizations. Each organization must obtain a signed form from healthcare clients stating the groups or individuals within a healthcare organization. In
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Unformatted text preview: this article with JSBMHA the two social workers are discussing confidential information that should only be with the patient or if they are not able to understand or if the client has to be cared for then information may be given to a relative. In this case the patients after capable of making their own decisions so it should not be discussed with anyone. This is also a violation of the worker job code and violation of the patients HIPAA rights and both social workers are breaking the rules. The director of the JSBMHA should fire both social workers for exposing their clients. I also think that it should be placed on their job history so they can’t get another job that deals with this type of information or in a doctor’s office or clinic of any sort. HIPAA is a federal law but there aren’t any charges that are able to be filed only ethics violation in this case....
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