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I am a psych nurse. We have a day room and my patient was in

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I am a psych nurse. We have a day room and my patient was in there with several others when I was ready to give her medications. I asked her if she wanted to receive her meds in there and she said that would be fine. As I unwrapped the meds I called out their names. The patient receives valtrex and I had forgotten that it was for genital herpes. I am sure that she knows what meds she gets. Well she went and reporte d me to my charge nurse saying that I had violated HIPPA and that she also felt violated. Am I in trouble?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Were other patients able to overhear the conversation?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Are you online with me?