Category Archives: HIPAA Lawsuits

HIPAA Law Protects In opposition to Improper Disclosure of Healthiness Data by Healthiness Care Providers

In June 2009, a 22-year-old Honolulu mama of 3 young kids was sentenced to per year in jail for unlawfully accessing the other female’s medicinal records and posting on a MySpace page that she had HIV. The State of Hawaii brought fees in opposition to the female under a state statute criminalizing the unauthorized admission…

Ohio Court: HIPAA Doesn’t Protect All Medical Records

In March, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ohio’s open records law overruled the protections for medical records under HIPAA. This decision is “possibly the first regarding a clash between states’ open records laws and HIPAA.” The court case involved the Cincinnati Enquirer, which wanted the city to “hand over information regarding building owners who’d…

Barbara Clark’s HIPAA Lawsuit & Investigation

A press release came across the wire recently, put out by Barbara Clark’s people, stating: Nearly one year ago, Barbara Clark, a former Adventist nurse, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) concerning the breach of confidentiality of her medical records under HIPAA; the federal Health Insurance Portability and…

Is a lead paint violation notice covered by HIPAA or by state disclosure laws?

The Ohio Supreme Court is going to rule on whether state disclosure laws overrule the federal HIPAA mandates for protecting patient privacy. This may be one of the first rulings on the HIPAA regulations and should help establish precedent for exactly when state laws should rule instead of federal law. The newspaper’s attorney, Jack Greiner,…