Monday, October 08, 2012

HIPAA

Just finished designing presentation for work about HIPAA. That's the privacy act stuff. It's very interesting and kind of terrifying all at the same time.

For doctor offices it is seen as a burden - BUT the presenter I went to made a good point - we may not all be doctors, but we are ALL patients.

A few nuggets - your doctor's office owns your record, but you have a right to that record. They cannot prevent your obtaining a copy even if you owe them money, but they can charge you a reasonable fee for copying. Oh, and you can amend your record - they don't have to agree with you, but you can insert a document saying you disagree with doctor if you want to.

Both parents, unless court ordered, have a right to medical records of minor children no matter who has primary custody.


Thus endeth the lesson.

It's cloudy, cool and drizzly today. A perfect day to sit home and knit. I actually am starting on socks. Toe up ( thank you SC), two at a time. Doing the sample socks at the moment (for the second time - had to totally rip out first try) and finished the heel of one of them last night. AND IT LOOKS LIKE A REAL SOCK. I am so pleased.

I also have a scarf to finish, two small backpacks to make, and dishcloths to do.

But no, now I have to go to work. Ugh. And the college fair is tonight. But oldest has big paper to do - don't know if we will go or not.



4 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, I'm just so impressed that you knit SOCKS. Because that seems so difficult to me.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Toe UP.

That is all.

Navhelowife said...

Thank you SC. Serves me right for posting in a hurry.
Green Girl, it is early days yet...One sock looks like a bootie at the moment and the other isn't there yet. But it's fun, and the second try went much better than the first.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Nice to know that both parents have access to the records of minors.
I am hopeless with needles and yarn. So now I am trying to learn quilting. Go figure.