Massive Hospital Privacy Breach Highlights Self-reporting Requirements

citation-notesA “massive criminal scheme” that violated the privacy of thousands of patients in the Rouge Valley Health System serves as an important reminder to health professionals — nurses in particular — not only to comply with privacy obligations but also about mandatory professional requirements to self-report criminal and other charges, says lawyer Elyse.

“All health professionals need to be aware of the number of mandatory reporting obligations they have and they need to know such things as when to report the information to their professional body,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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