and if state law does not otherwise prohibit it. If conflicts of law do occur, legal counsel should be consulted. Further, facility policies and procedures must be developed regarding redisclosure, including mechanisms to identify situations where redisclosure is and is not appropriate. Appropriate redisclosures include those that o Facilitate patient care o Are disclosed only after a patient has been encouraged to first attempt to obtain records from the originating facility o Are disclosed to comply with legal process o Include only information contained within the DRS o Further, when testifying as to the authenticity of redisclosed health information, it is necessary to state that the information was received from another organization via usual business practices, that the information was received in good faith, and that testimony regarding the record keeping practices at the organization that created the records is not possible ( AHIMA 2013b ). 2. Has Community Hospital’s privacy officer correctly interpreted the Privacy Rule requirements in each situation? 3. For each, analyze and explain why or why not. 1. Yes the privacy officer correctly interpreted the privacy rule. Hospital privacy officer should also have them sign the business agreement under HIPPA rules, agreeing that they would not violate this policy. 2. Yes the privacy officer correctly interpreted the privacy rule. Taking photographs in restricted area is one of the HIPPA violations. 3. Copying the patient’s entire chart for transfer is a HIPAA violation. Instead what should have been copied was whatever part of the chart that was relevant to why the patient was being transferred to the skilled nursing home such as hip fractures.
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- Spring '19
- Karin Weiler
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , Hipaa Privacy