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If you work in hospital you email an collegue a pt'sname

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If you work in hospital you email an collegue a pt'sname room # and pt will need home care I accidently emailed to outside entity it however did not go through I am guiltly of Hippa vilation
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 3 months ago.

Hello. My name is Alex.
Thank you for your question.
I will be happy to provide you with information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

How do you know that a third party did not receive the information contained in an email?

Is this issue being raised by the patient, another employee or anyone else?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I received a email that it was not able to be delivered =when I email the request it also was cc to the secretary
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

Generally, as long as, the patient private information was not exposes to a third party (even if email was sent by an error), such error would not be considered HIPAA violation.

I wish you the best of luck!

Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 3 months ago.

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