[ Friday, May 21, 2004 ]


HIPAA for your pet. This is pretty damned silly. At the University of Georgia veterinary hospital, they apply the same level of privacy to the medical records of animals as they do to humans; they only disclose the information to the owners of the animals. I don't guess they make the animals sign an acknowledgement that the humans are their "personal representatives," do you think? How would you know if that's really Fluffy's paw-print on that document?

(Hat tip to the ever-vigilant Bob Latham)

Jeff [4:51 PM]

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