may be fined as much as $50,000 and sentenced up to one year in prison. If the violation involves wrongful conduct and false pretenses, the fine may be as much as $100,000 and a prison term of up to five years. Finally, if the violation was done in order to sell or transfer identifiable health information or for malicious intent, the fine may go up to $250,000 and prison time may go as high as 10 years.[Mar11] 5. Identify and explain two exceptions to confidentiality in healthcare settings. Two exceptions to confidentiality in healthcare settings are child abuse and elder abuse. Child abuse is the harm of a person younger than 18 years of age who is not an emancipated minor. It can involve physical harm, emotional harm, exploitation, and neglect. Elder abuse is any harmful treatment of an elderly person including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; neglect; financial exploitation; and self-abuse. [Sta14]
Unit 8 Case Study 4 References Durning. M. (2011). HIPAA & patient confidentiality. Retrieved from - confidentiality?print=true Medical protection. (2013). Confidentiality. Retrieved from - 2013/confidentiality Stanford, C. C. (2014). Ethics for Health Professionals, 1st Edition. [Kaplan]. Retrieved from
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