Monday, June 20, 2005

Every State Line

From the Providence Business News comes some more stuff on how state laws can preempt HIPAA, and how it is important to understand both, and how they apply to you.

"It's a complicated, specific area of law, Zubiago said, and not all people who interact with the health care system understand it."

You no doubt noticed that some of the examples would not be violations under HIPAA, but combined with the state law, and the added awareness of privacy issues that HIPAA brings they make a pretty good cautionary tale, indeed.

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