Healthcare providers should inform patients before sharing private health information

Healthcare providers should inform patients before sharing private health information

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August 1, 2022
Signatures: 18Next Goal: 25
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Started by De Nilla

Healthcare providers are required by law to share your test results with the health department and CDC when you test positive for COVID-19 or any other illness classified as an infectious disease. They also share your personal information along with these test results, including your name and contact information. 

This isn't protected by HIPAA. Once the health department has this info, they are under NO obligation to keep it confidential, as they are not your healthcare provider.

An individuals personal information should not be shared with anyone without, at least, their knowledge that this information will be shared and whom it will be shared with.

 

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