[ Friday, August 26, 2016 ]
Jeff [1:13 PM]
this is sort of insider-baseball stuff (can you say that about a case involving a football player?), but a court is allowing the suit to go forward
. Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN for violating his privacy and Florida medical confidentiality laws. The network certainly did not directly violate HIPAA (because the network is not a "covered entity" under HIPAA), but query whether ESPN aided/abetted the hospital to do so, or whether ESPN could be held liable anyway under the HITECH provisions that theoretically allow HIPAA prosecutions against employees or agents of covered entities. Interesting possibilities (well, interesting to me, at least).
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