Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

Does this violate HIPAA?

I work at a doctor's office. We print out everything the doctor needs to see on each patient, and put them in folders. Someone I work with will take home the stuff they've printed, and put it in folders at home. They live with other people. Is this a HIPAA violation? Should I let the supervisor know? 

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    You should ask,  I would not want my medical information to be taken home by an employee, What if something happened to that person, what would happen to my information?   What if I had a medical emergency and that information was not available because someone took it home?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Don't you have your medical records stored in a computer?  

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is potentially, yes.  That is not something they should be allowed to do, because a HIPAA violation would be very easy

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