[ Monday, August 11, 2014 ]


Baby Pictures = HIPAA Violation.  OK, this article has made a big splash, and it's generated a lot of talk in the HIPAAverse.  And it's generally accurate, but there's a lot unexplained around the margins.  Yes, baby pictures are PHI if the baby is/was a patient of the practice.  But a consent form is a pretty simple document, one that every covered entity should have as a handy and ready-to-use form, and it's simple to ask a parent/patient to sign it before you put their kid's picture up on the wall (it could even be part of the patient sign-in packet).  Pretty much everyone who provides you with a picture would be willing to do so. 

Jeff [2:15 PM]

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