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Aug 24

Frequently Asked Questions About Performer Medical Privacy

1.    What the heck is HIPAA? HIPAA is short for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It’s a fancy name for the law that protects medical privacy of patients for the records that doctor’s offices and insurance companies maintain. There are numerous safeguard and requirements to make sure that each person has the opportunity to …

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Aug 21

UPDATE for Performers/Patients of West Oaks Urgent Care

Dear PASS Performers: It has been brought to our attention that a clinic at which many performers go for health care has likely received a subpoena for performer medical information as well.  If you have visited West Oaks Urgent Care Center (Dr Rigg) anytime between 2007 until now, it is likely that your medical information has …

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Aug 21

Alert: Weinstein Subpoenaing Performer Medical Records

Earlier this week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) served several testing centers with subpoenas, asking them to turn over confidential patient privacy data as part of their lawsuit on Measure B. This is a clear HIPPA violation, and an affront to performer dignity. As a healthcare provider schooled in patient privacy, AHF should be ashamed. …

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