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Re: Need citations on violations of confidentiality

  At 11:51 AM 3/7/96 -0500, you wrote:
  >Arthur Ashe?  
  >James Love / love@tap.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? 
  Lew Lorton