Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Take Up Thy Stethescope and Walk

Wow, this is really confusing, but it looks like someone is trying to use HIPAA as an excuse to cover up misconduct:

"In a related matter, last week Donahue sent board members a memorandum, telling them, in part, that "no person other than authorized staff should simply walk into the hallway or other areas of the clinic without staff authorization. Persons without authorization will be asked to leave, and appropriate authorities, Oneonta Police or Otsego County Sheriff, will be notified if they fail to comply."
Donahue said Friday that the memorandum was necessary to make sure the clinic complies with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). "

Can anyone make sense of this for me?

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