HIPPA: Neglect And Abuse

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A situation I have had involving HIPPA was when I turned 18 I hadn 't thought and tried to have my mom call my doctor for some reason. When she did they told her that she couldn 't do anything because I was now 18 and I hadn 't signed any waivers for her to access to my medical records. At the time it was a burden but now learning more about HIPPA I realize that it is in place to keep our medical records safe.
Although I have have never had a direct at of malpractice done to myself, I have heard many stories of malpractice. Many times this will happen to elderly people. An example of this would be neglect and abuse which are both high in elderly patients especially in nursing homes. An example of this happened in Eau Claire when an employee

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