Is it a HIPAA violation for a doctor to place video cameras in the patient examination rooms of their health clinic?

If the patient never authorizes the use of video taping, wouldn’t it violate the patient’s right to privacy?

Asked on July 3, 2012 under Malpractice Law, California

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

What you have written about is not a HIPPA violation. A HIPPA violation is when medical personnel disclose information about a patient to a third party who is not medical personnel without the express written permission of the person being treated.

An example of a HIPPA violation would be if your physician's assistance disclosed medical information about you to another patient.


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