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I own a home health agency and am taking a pharmacy to small

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I own a home health agency and am taking a pharmacy to small claims court for not paying us for nursing services we provided in Texas. My question is: can I use patient information in the case when presenting evidence to the judge?

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Yes, HIPAA doesn't prevent the use of information in court cases but what you should do is file a motion with the court and ask the court if you can submit the information "under seal" and have an order entered where that information is protected from public disclosure.

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