Employer held responsible for employees HIPAA privacy violation

On November 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals of Indiana found a pharmacist and her employer liable for the damages sustained by a customer as a result of the pharmacist’s HIPAA breach.

The pharmacist breached one of her most sacred duties by viewing the prescription records of a customer without consent and for personal purposes and divulging the information she learned to the customer’s ex-boyfriend.

More information are available at Walgreen Co. v. Hinchy, No. 49A02-1311-CT-950 (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 14, 2014)

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