[ Friday, February 02, 2007 ]


HIPAA in litigation: The following blurb is from a BNA report (subscription required; the ruling is here, but you may need a subscription for that too) out today: "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not prohibit experts hired by the defendants in a medical negligence case from interviewing employees at the institutions where the alleged negligence took place, a federal district court ruled Jan. 25 (Santaniello v. Sweet, D. Conn., No. 3:04-cv-00806-RNC, 1/25/07). " The key is that there be a sufficient protective order in place; if the litigation has proceeded to the point where there's a protective order, and it's a HIPAA-compliant one, then the disclosure would be allowed under 164.512(e)

Jeff [12:11 PM]

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