Med Law and Bio Ethics

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Med Law & Bioethics HS101 Unit Four Assignment, Zidlicky, Dawn A patient has just left the office after having an outpatient surgery procedure. As you get ready to put away the patient’s file, you realize that the patient has forgotten to take his prescriptions and after-care instruction sheets home with him. It is vital for proper healing and recovery for the patient to have these documents. You know you will have to contact this patient so you look inside for his contact information and signed HIPAA Release of Information form. • Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not? Under HIPAA, you are not allowed to view this Patient’s Medical information. As I read in unit…show more content…
The third thing as a receptionist you must make sure that none of your patient records are left open for other people to view. List 3 ways patient confidentiality is maintained in the reception/waiting area of a medical office. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2015, from • A breach of confidentiality can result in what consequences for a health care professional? For a health care professional a breach of confidentiality can result in termination of the medical assistant or the other consequence could be a lawsuit filed by a citizen. Violation or breech can also have a devastating consequence on the hospitals reputation. Basically you can get sued the hospital can get sued and you can lose your license. Employee Consequences for Breach of Confidentiality. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2015, from • Identify and explain two exceptions to confidentiality in healthcare settings. Two exceptions to confidentiality in healthcare settings would be mental health patients and them presenting a serious threat to self or others. The Privacy Rule permits the care provider to disclose necessary patient information to law enforcement and family members. Another exception to confidentiality in a healthcare setting would

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