HIPAA regulations state that when using or disclosing PHI (protected health information) or when requesting PHI from another covered entity (a doctor’s office, dental practice, etc), a covered entity must make reasonable efforts to limit PHI, to the minimum necessary, to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure or request. So how do we accomplish the goal of limiting our PHI access and requests to the minimum necessary level? We look at three basic areas: levels of access to PHI, requesting PHI, and sending PHI. Giving employees specific levels of access to PHI Each employee should have just enough access to your medical record system to do their job. For instance, an employee who only answers the phone and sets appointments doesn’t generally need access to medical histories, x-rays, and other specific medical information.
(750 words) The HCPC standards of conduct performance and ethics (SCPE) briefly mentioned in part a) set a broad expectation of the type of behaviours health professionals require (HCPC, 2016). Any complaints made by the service user or members of staff about treatment/ healthcare professionals will be compared to the SCPE to allow the HCPC to check if they were treated with the required standards. Thus, suitable disciplinary action can be given; preventing the public being at risk. Standard 5 of the SCPE states that a health professional must respect the confidentiality of a service user’s information. Furthermore, to disclose this information the physiotherapist must have permission from the service user and if the law allows.
Sensible lifestyle clauses include all lifestyle clauses that do not make couples change some aspects of their own lives beyond their abilities such as losing more than 20 pounds or gaining more than 10 pounds. In addition to these lifestyle clauses, unreasonable lifestyle clauses should be invalidated such as how much sex couples will have during their marriage or how much time they should sleep. It is really complicated to decide the standard which should be used to determine whether a lifestyle clause should be considered as a reasonable clause or not. However, I believe that our common sense would work well as a standard for our
There is innovative technology that has been linked to solving cases from many years ago. The case went cold and then reopened with the introduction of new evidence. With the new forensics there are suspects that have served to time in prison and were released back to society. Being able to help out for better or for worst, depending on which end of the law you’re standing on. DNA testing on evidence taken from the JonBonet Ramsey crime scene is expected to take at least six weeks, police said, as their investigation approached 100 days.
The Equal Protection Clause under the fourteenth amendment of the U.S. constitution states that “No state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This clause is utilized upon arguing for allowing assisted suicide due to the fact that “New York permits a competent person to refuse life sustaining medical treatment, and because the refusal of such treatment is ‘essentially the same thing’ as a physician assisted suicide…” (Vacco v Quill, p. 423). As previously stated, both refusing medical treatment that could keep you from death, or prolong the process, and assisted suicide are being drawn by comparison to make the claim or argument that both cases should be treated equally under the Equal Protection
Technology is as much of a friend as it is an enemy. On the one hand improved technology and electronic health records can help save lives by identifying allergies sooner but, one the other hand if the medical records are compromised by unwanted eyes of a neighbor or worst hacker privacy for the individuals are gone forever. Another hurdle facing the nationalized health system in this litigious society in which we live are employer funded insurance policies. Companies that are religious or have religious interest are contesting parts of the Affordable Care Act. For example, Hobby Lobby sued the government so that they “would not have to provide coverage for contraceptives for its employees” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Strine, 2015, p. 91).
The first, is interim improvements, which provides up $2,500 in housing repairs for things that put the homeowners and residents of the house in danger. The second, repairs and renovations, HIP provides up to $35,000 for repairs and renovations so that the homeowner can reach their goal of getting up to the standard building code regulations. The third, replacement housing, HIP will actually grant an American Indian or Alaska Indian with a new home. In order for this to happen their old home must not meet the standard building regulations and their renovations cannot exceed $35,000. The last, new housing, which HIP will grant you a new home if you do not have one.
The ethics of Confidentiality is highly recommended in the medical field. It is the duty of all healthcare personnel, who has access to the medical records of the patient, to keep the data confidential from people who have no relation to the patients. The focal point of this research is to distinguish the significance of confidentiality in the clinical settings and the potential impacts when the breach of confidentiality occurred. This research will discuss the potential harm of the Confidentiality in the clinical settings. This will discuss the basic laws and guiding principles that would help the readers to gain ideas on how to keep the high standard of safeguarding the information.
In some countries people are killed for criticizing their government.” In some countries such as Thailand you can be imprisoned for up to fifteen years for speaking badly about the government. In the U.S. we are very lucky to be given the freedom of speech to speak freely however we might like. Although, freedom isn’t truly a human right after all. To truly be free means that you don’t have to obey rules given by the government and officials. So to be totally free we wouldn’t be restricted to do certain things.
The HIPAA rule is built to protect and prevent disclosing individuals’, and consumers’ identifiable health care information unlawfully and without getting authority from the concern parties. If someone break the law, individuals are subject to civil penalties of $100 on each violation but the penalty can accumulates based on numbers of violations; the standard maximum limit of civil penalties is $25,000 each person, each year (HIPAA Privacy Rule – What Employers Need to Know, n. d.). As per stacking rules, if a person violated two HIPAA standards, the penalty can be $50,000; Similarly, the criminal penalties subject to maximum of $ 250,000 and ten years in prison can be imposed to those individuals and parties who disclosed protected information
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. the portion of HIPAA addressing the ability to retain health coverage is actually overseen by the California Department of Insurance and the California Department of Managed Health Care. The initial two titles of HIPPA are: Title I secures medical coverage scope for laborers and their families when they change or lose their employments. Second Title II known as the Administrative Simplification arrangements, requires the foundation of national measures for electronic human services exchanges and national identifiers for suppliers, medical coverage arrangements, and managers. HIPAA 's underlying object was to guarantee and enhance the coherence of medical coverage scope for laborers evolving employments. To encourage this goal nonetheless, HIPAA included "Regulatory Simplification" arrangements that ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive national models for the transmission and insurance of wellbeing data.
The first article was a summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In the article, there was an introduction on what HIPAA meant and its importance. First off, HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and it is a disclosure of patient information so that it is protected from unknown individuals and to assure that health providers abide by the privacy rule. Some key facts about HIPAA were, who was covered, what information is protected, and administrative requirements. Noncompliance and criminal penalties were some of the critical issues found in the article.
Drug companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year to make sure doctors keep writing prescriptions, and since direct kickbacks to doctors are illegal, drug companies and medical supply firms have found increasingly creative ways to put money in the doctors’ pockets. Drug and medical device companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year to influence medical providers. Influence comes in the form of large commissions for doing speeches on behalf of, and written by, the medical company, first class travel and all expense paid trips to exotic destinations, all for the sole reason of attending drug companies’ conferences where the doctor will sign up as a guest speaker or as a consultant. 94% of doctors have some affiliation with a drug company or medical device company. In 2014, a sunshine law takes effect which will require companies to make public all the money they funnel to medical providers; we should finally be able to see how many millions have gone to the doctors and others (George Knapp, 2013).