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Comment: Re:Nothing To Do With HIPAA (Score 1) 117

by deepunderground (#23277450) Attached to: California Court Posts SSNs, Medical Records
IIRC, in the first few pages of HIPAA it explains that the law is all about and only about the transfer of medical information over computer networks. It's not just applicable to insurance, it also applies to information transfers between hospitals and *any* electronic transfer of patient records. I learned all this while working for a private ambulance company, where this is a big deal due to the complex billing associated with transports.

Now, if downloading patient records from a court website isn't electronic transfer of patient records, than nothing is. This is a textbook example of a HIPAA violation, and someone should file a federal lawsuit. It's up to the court to figure out how not to break the federal code.

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