what laws are violated if an employee post a picture of a client on a social media network site?

General Add comments

Question by : what laws are violated if an employee post a picture of a client on a social media network site?
What laws are violated if an employee post a picture of a client (mental illness and multiple disorders) onto a social network and made jokes about that person with friends of theirs.

For example lets just say a employee takes a picture of a client with a toe used for a thumb. And the employee states that, that man is her baby daddy, while other commenting wtf, and etc.
The employee works for a non-profit human service agency

Best answer:

Answer by Vox Republica
While I haven’t cross-referenced the specific regulation, that sounds like a rather severe HIPAA violation.

EDIT: To people claiming to have expertise on the subject because they took a semester’s worth of courses on the subject (I’m not even sure how you can stretch HIPAA regs into a whole semester, but that’s neither here nor there), two things undermine such a point: one, somebody that studied the subject for a semester should know the difference between HIPAA and the non-existent acronym HIPPA; two, the disclosure of PHI by non-health care organizations entrusted with PHI would still constitute a violation of HIPAA regs.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Get Free Website Traffic:
For The Current List Of Top Traffic Exchanges Go To:

Best Traffic Exchange Sites

Comments are closed.

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio | Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in

SEO Powered By SEOPressor