Health Information Management

Jury duty

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 17, 2008

A. Answering the court’s questions with the minimum information necessary would not have violated the patient’s privacy. Simply stating that she knew this individual through her employment at the clinic would not reveal whether this person was a patient, employee, volunteer, vendor, or visitor.
 
Editor's note: Mary Brandt, president of Bellaire, TX-based Brandt & Associates, LLC, answered this question. This is not legal advice. Consult your attorney regarding legal matters.

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