What if HIPAA conflicts with your state's law?

February 2009
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2009 Supplement, p4
The article discusses the conflicts of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to state and federal laws as it forbids emergency department physicians to disclose the status of a patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection to a third party despite the probability of infection exposure in the U.S.


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