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A Case Manager looked up an employees labs in order for facilitate

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A Case Manager looked up an employee's labs in order for facilitate admission or transfer to a higher level of care. This is frequently done daily. Is this a true HIPPA violation if it is related to her job?
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. Is the case manager in the HR division of the employee's employer?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The alleged violation was reported to HR. But it was an RN looking at an employees labs.
ok, this would not be HIPAA violation if the RN had a legitimate reason for accessing the labs, and did so at the direction of a physician. If the RN did so merely out of curiosity or not per the direction of a physician, it would be a HIPAA violation. Please let me know if you need additional guidance.
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