RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-16 Thread Clay, Roy III (NO)
Title: RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems I would argue that releasing information that a patient has been restricted to one pharmacy is not a disclosure under HIPAA. A disclosure must contain a person's identifying information and information on their health status. I

FW: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-16 Thread Smith, Patricia
It's not just narcotics. Some pharmacies are doing something similar with drug interactions. If I decide not to go to my PCP for a particular problem I'm having, and the new doctor prescribes a medication that interacts adversely with medication my PCP prescribed, the pharmacy is notifying

RE: Board of Directors - Workforce or Business Associates?

2003-01-16 Thread Leslie C Bender
How are organizations classifying Board of Directors or Trustee members? Workforce -- or since they are not under the direction of the covered entity, but have a need from time to time, to receive PHI, or might they better be classified as business associates and need a business associate

RE: Documents

2003-01-16 Thread Line, Phyllis
Title: RE: Documents I would also be interested if such things are available. Please contact me off line at [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thanks! Phyllis Line HIPAA Privacy Officer HEREIU Welfare Pension Funds 630-236-5114 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Joe Smith

RE: Board of Directors - Workforce or Business Associates?

2003-01-16 Thread Matthew Rosenblum
Leslie, A Corporation's charter and bylaws would control how the Board may function. Consequently, the Board could be construed as part of the workforce. Further, in the Preamble to the (initial) Final Privacy rules, HHS notes that, independent contractors may or may not be

RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-16 Thread Matthew Rosenblum
Tim, I must respectfully disagree with your fundamental analysis of this scenario. Pharmacists (chemists) have, for more than 2000 years, been part of a triad (including physicians and nurses) engaged in an on-going clinical (NOT business) practice of ensuring that the correct

RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-16 Thread Christiansen, John (SEA)
Hate to say it, but I disagree: Under HIPAA a pharmacist's job is to establish and comply with certain policies for privacy, security and electronic claims processing. It is a pharmacist's *professional* obligation to avoid (or mitigate) harm to individuals, and HIPAA is not intended to