RE: EMS and the NPP

2003-01-24 Thread timmcguinness
Indeed Gerald, the statement that they are not required is beyond inaccurate. In fact they are required to give them out at the first reasonable opportunity after the emergency. This can include by mail as well - which is how my local government clients will be handling it with their EMT. Plus

RE: Is HIPAA Individually Liable?

2003-01-24 Thread timmcguinness
Depends upon the nature of the violation. The organization will be liable for its actions, and individuals for theirs. Generally, it will be individuals who will be held to the criminal sanctions for their actions. However civil liability also accrues to all parties. Expect the litigators to go

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread timmcguinness
Title: Message Folks, this isn't really a HIPAA issue. It's a Civil Rights issue. Also it may be a state law issue. The answer in general is, and it is many times scalable to the size of the organization, you have to address the issue, or be subject to the civil liability that will come

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-27 Thread timmcguinness
Good Point Donald. My concern is that we tend (as a group) to look at the technicalities, and not the risks. You can be legally correct, yet still be sued because of not addressing the risk of being sued. So I think it is important to address both the law, and the perceptions. Overkill in the

to listserv admin

2003-11-01 Thread timmcguinness
I greatly value the opinions of this listserv, and am indebted to its participants. However, I am very concerned about participants who do not identify themselves, and hide behind nebulous entity names. I would like to ask the listserv admin to enforce the need for attribution, and make