Feb 282019
 
 February 28, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Erin Connolly reports:

As the issue of immigration continues to be a focal point in the Trump administration, healthcare professionals have started grappling with the question of whether or not they must report undocumented immigrants to authorities — or face Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations if they do.

In 2013, Arizona introduced a bill that would have required healthcare organizations to report undocumented immigrants to authorities, which would have increased clinicians’ participation in immigration enforcement.

Read more on Medical Bag. While this is an important issue and I appreciate that I learned about a professional article that is timely, pardon my nitpicking that a site that calls itself Medical Bag repeatedly misspelled/mistyped “HIPAA” as “HIPPA.” That mistake should not be happening on that site.

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