Thursday, 19 November 2020

Q. Which scenario complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations?

A. Two nurses in the cafeteria are discussing a client's condition.

B. The health care team is discussing a client's care during a formal care conference.

C. A nurse checks the computer for the laboratory results of a neighbor who has been admitted to another floor.

D. A nurse talks with her spouse about a client's condition.

Correct Answer:  B

Reason: To provide interdisciplinary continuity of care, nurses must share relevant information during client care conferences. Nurses discussing information in the cafeteria may be overheard; this indiscretion violates HIPAA regulations. Looking up laboratory results for a neighbor is a HIPAA violation, as is discussing a client's condition with one's spouse.


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