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I work for a home health agency. This particular company has

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lost another nurses, whom is...
I work for a home health agency. This particular company has lost another nurses, whom is no longer with the company, nursing flowsheets. They have asked me to remove the carbon's from the home record and mail them to the office so the office may copy them. Something tells me that this is a violation of laws and could jepordize my license, if state cam in to audit, if I do so, am I correct or being over cautious.
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That should not be done

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the reason here is that there is a risk of loss and also of disclosure of confidential and medical information

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which can lead to a hipaa violation

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Your concern is therefore valid and well placed.

Customer:

Thats what I thought but was unable to find it on line at the hippa sites.

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Good luck

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Customer:

There has been many inapproperiate decisions made by this company in in the few months since they have taken over.

Customer:

Lost nursing notes, lost personal employee information, copies of driver and nursing licenses, SS card copies.

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consider then a general complaint

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to the attorney general office for review

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as well as the BBB

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the labor department is yet another avenue

Customer:

A very prudent nurse quit last night because she found out they had her working in a clients home without the proper background check being completed jepordizing her license.

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That too was improper demand on her

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and she may file for benefits

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on basis of constructive termination

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since resigned due to those conditions

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and she too many pursue complaints with the above agencies

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