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Re: Need citations on violations of confidentiality
At 11:51 AM 3/7/96 -0500, you wrote:
>James Love / firstname.lastname@example.org / P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036
This bill would have had no effect on this type of violation. This was not
a violation by any defined "health trustee" but by someone with no
professional standing who acquired the knowledge indirectly without
"receiving" it from any trustee.
Does Jamie Love suggest that, if I overhear protected health information, I
am de facto a health trustee?
Jamie Love shared facts from his health history with the work group several
Fridays ago. Are we all now health trustees of Jamie's health history?
If a reporter sees me hobbling into a dialysis clinic and leaving several
hours later and makes an educated guess that I have some sort of kidney
problems, is he/she now a health trustee of my health data?