How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask MShore Your Own Question
MShore, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 25285
Experience:  Negotiate, Draft, and Review many complex commercial agreements each year.
Type Your Legal Question Here...
MShore is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

This answer was rated:

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.
MShore and 7 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you

Related Legal Questions