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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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- Spring '11
- Health care provider, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act