Unit 8 Essay

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Unit 8 Project Questions: Part I 1. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not? No, because you were not given permission by the doctor or patient. 2. In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missing documents to the patient while still protecting patient confidentiality under HIPAA? I would let the doctor know and ask how to handle the situation whether it be the doctor giving me the number to call or for him to call the patient himself. 3. Besides a HIPAA Patient Release of Information form, list 4 other items that are found in the medical record. Diagnosis, Treatment, Medical History and any notes the doctor may have taken. 4. Legally, does the patient or the physician/healthcare facility own the medical record? Why? The physician who makes the record is the technical owner of the medical record but a patient may access it any time they wish. 5. List 3 ways patient confidentiality is maintained in the reception/waiting area of a medical office. Keep records out of view Don’t leave the sign in sheet out Do not gossip 6. A breach of confidentiality can result in what consequences for a health care professional? Disciplinary action or even a lawsuit. 7. From the list of Interpersonal Ethics (found in Chapter 1 of the Fremgen text), please describe how any of those traits were demonstrated in your actions in this case scenario? Trust, Respect, Truthfulness. Unit 8 Project Questions: Part II 1. Would the action taken in this second scenario be within your scope of practice for your chosen field? Why or why not? No, because you are not a doctor you cannot prescribe a medication. 2. What determines your scope of practice for your chosen career? Training, Laws and legal systems. 3.
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