What HIPAA is and is not: A primer on the healthcare privacy law

Yes, your employer can ask if you're vaccinated.

7/27/2021 5:03:00 AM

Yes, your employer can ask if you're vaccinated.

Can a journalist ask if I'm vaccinated? What about my employer? What about a bouncer at a bar? Yes, yes and yes. Here's what HIPAA is and what it means for you.

told a reporter who asked the same question, “I think that’s HIPAA.”Neither of those incidents are HIPAA violations, Shah said, because journalists are not included in HIPAA. Similarly, despite whatNorth Carolina’s lieutenant governor recently suggested

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, people doing door-to-door outreach asking whether people are vaccinated also would not violate HIPAA.“People always apply [HIPAA] to everybody. It’s not applicable to everybody. Only healthcare providers, health plans, and their business associates,” Shah said — collectively known as “covered entities” under the legislation.

AdvertisementSo what would be a HIPAA violation? Hypothetically speaking, something like if your doctor’s office published a list on its website of every patient and which vaccines they’d received. Or if your employer called your doctor and asked whether you were vaccinated and the doctor’s office told them without your consent. It would have to be a scenario in which a specific healthcare provider or related business or entity was sharing your private medical information without you consenting to it being shared. It is not a legal shield that prevents anyone from asking you if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. headtopics.com

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Some kook decides what we all are talking about. Why this photo? Not sure how I feel about this. Many occupations require proof of certain vaccinations. I’ve definitely been there. I just wish folks would get the vaccine. Spent a few days with my Dad in the ICU recently. Not COVID-19 related, but the sadness is overwhelming. Lost him.

Yes, we are on our way into totalitarianism! Mandated vaccines. No longer your choice or right to refuse. And they do it without liability of responsibility if someone dies or becomes physically disabled in any form. COVID19 Vaccine status is not a heated condition. It's that simple. BadHippa HURRAY !!!!!!!!

Good info! Yes, you can tell your employer you’re not vaccinated. See how that works. Now if they fire for you for not being vaccinated, lawyer up and sa sa sue dat ass! BadHippa Dear fellow libertarians: You can think something is unjust, without being ignorant of the law. You make the entire movement look stupid by being so aggressively wrong about what HIPAA actually says.

Good. Hope more businesses take very aggressive measures to make certain their employees are vaccinated and if not, they are not put in a position to cause more issues with the spread of covid

Vaccine opponents appear increasingly confused about HIPAA.MaddowBlog: Vaccine opponents keep referencing HIPAA, but the law doesn't say what they think it says. MaddowBlog RepMTG is confused about everything- no shock that you used her picture. Shame, shame shame. She should just fly away. Fly fly fly MaddowBlog If someone asked MTG’s voodoo doctor if she’s vaccinated, that is a HIPAA violation. Simply asking her is not. MaddowBlog lude_media DrLiMengYAN1 lude LiMengYan 闫丽梦 路德 LawrenceSellin

U want on private property? U follow private property rules! If I post a sign 'must wear a clown nose to enter' guess what u need to do if u want on. If u don't I tresspass you. If u refuse I arrest you for trespass. If u resist I put two in your chest and drop a knife. So please define healthcare provider? I am my own healthcare provider, I do not give authorization to share this information. But I am vaccinated, against a lot of stuff.

Sadly, not in florida. At least for now. Yes, you can also tell them to call your doctor! Sure, but you also have a right to not answer to the bouncer at the club and go elsewhere. Being asked by an employer...that's a given. Pay close attention to the media. There is nothing unbiased about it.

Vaccine opponents appear increasingly confused about HIPAA.MaddowBlog: Vaccine opponents keep referencing HIPAA, but the law doesn't say what they think it says. MaddowBlog RepMTG is confused about everything- no shock that you used her picture. Shame, shame shame. She should just fly away. Fly fly fly MaddowBlog If someone asked MTG’s voodoo doctor if she’s vaccinated, that is a HIPAA violation. Simply asking her is not. MaddowBlog lude_media DrLiMengYAN1 lude LiMengYan 闫丽梦 路德 LawrenceSellin

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