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Scenario No.

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Case Study: Imagine that you are the privacy officer for a small townhospital. You receive a report that there is a breach of privacy. You areinformed that a 15-year-old girl is received at the emergency with an emergencylabor. The baby is delivered in the emergency room as there is no time to movethe patient to the obstetrics (OB) department. In addition to the emergencydelivery, the baby is born with multiple medical problems. Once the mother andbaby are moved to obstetrics and neonate, care is given to both.

The OB nurse who took care of themother and baby completes her shift, and she goes home to her own daughter tohave a talk with her. She sits her daughter down and pleads with the girl totell her if she ever has any problems, especially when it comes to pregnancy.The nurse tells her daughter the story about the young patient who deliveredthat evening, and she accidentally mentions the patient’s name. The patient’sname is one of those odd names that immediately triggers the nurse’s daughterto relay that she knows the patient. The mother/nurse, realizing that she madea big mistake by mentioning the patient’s name, pleads with her daughter not tosay anything. Needless to say, word shoots through the four high schools in thetown the next day.

The nurse returns to work thefollowing evening, and she contacts you to hand in her badge and keys, statingthat she knows she made a mistake by breaching the young patient’s privacy andshe knows she is going to be fired. In addition to the breach of the obstetricsnurse, you learn that the patient hid her pregnancy from her family, and tomake matters worse, her aunt and mother are both nurses at the hospital. Youknow both of these nurses on a professional and personal level.

Scenario No. 1 HIPAA Privacy Rule ProjectAssignment:
Research the HIPAA Privacy Rule here:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2002). Standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information; Final Rule. Federal Register, 67(157), 53182-53273. Retrieved from

Then, perform additional researchregarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule and prepare your Final Paper by analyzing theissues through these questions in regards to the above scenario:

  • Analyze the specific requirements needed to perform this investigation.

  • Identify whether this incident was an actual breach of privacy according to the HIPAA law.

  • Examine the differences and similarities between the hospital’s stance and HIPAA as to whether the nurse should be fired from her job.

  • Explain why you would fire or not fire the nurse immediately or whether you would put her on administrative leave awaiting the details of the investigation.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, excluding title and reference pates, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • Must include a title page with the following:

    • Title of paper

    • Student’s name

    • Course name and number

    • Instructor’s name

    • Date submitted

  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

  • Must use at least eight scholarly sources that were published within the past five years, including a minimum of four from academic journals found in the Ashford University Library.

  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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