You’ve spent extensive time and effort, not to mention money, establishing your company’s reputation only to have the company defamed or disparaged anonymously online. This is a scenario which many organizations face in today’s virtual marketplace. As a recent decision by the Delaware Superior Court illustrates, dealing with these types of issues is often difficult
Healthcare providers continue to have challenges with responding to attorney requests for information and subpoenas. We highlighted some of these last year, along with some issues providers should be considering to help meet those challenges. In this case, after the patient advised the provider not to disclose her PHI to her significant other, the…
Most employers are well aware that potential liability lurks if unauthorized information is disclosed to third parties. Obvious examples would include unauthorized employee or applicant health or financial information or personal information such as social security numbers and the like.
In an interesting twist, the Minnesota Supreme Court considered whether liability could be created when…
Health care practices and businesses generally need to be more careful when responding to requests for medical and other sensitive personal information.
Continue Reading We have to disclose patient records in response to a subpoena/attorney letter, right?
Companies frequently receive requests for information about current and former employees. These requests often come in the form of an attorney’s demand letter or a subpoena and apply to the individual’s medical records. Failing to carefully think through whether and how to respond can be a costly trap for the unwary.
Continue Reading ADA Violated When Employer Responds to State Subpoena and Discloses Former Employee’s Medical Records
As shown by a recent Illinois appellate court decision, Kim v. St. Elizabeth’s Hosp., Ill. App. Ct., No. 5-08-0571, (Oct. 23, 2009), the patchwork of federal and state protections for certain types of information has made the process of responding to subpoenas more difficult. This is particularly the case with medical records.