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If a non-medical personal enters a doctor's office and

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If a non-medical personal enters a doctor's office and removes a patient's document from their file, without the doctor knowing it, can that persona be charged with a felony for violation of the HIPPA law.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--a HIPPA violation would not be a felony, but the person could be charged with breaking and entering or vandalism and theft.
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