Where an inmate’s doctor disclosed his HIV status to others within earshot of their conversation, the man does not have a private right of action based on the federal medical privacy law, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ...Read More »
Early last year, a final rule went into effect that updates the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA regulations protect the confidentiality of records that contain ...Read More »
Health insurance company Aetna “stunned” some of its customers last month when it accidentally made their HIV statuses visible from the outside of envelopes, two legal groups said Thursday. The letters, which contained information about changes in pharmacy benefits and ...
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Because health care providers are governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, they do not usually worry about the authority of the Federal Trade Commission in regard to data security. However, the FTC’s actions against LabMD and the ...Read More »