Celebrity health stories remind nurses of HIPAA rules

10/7/2009 | Nurse.com

Media reports on celebrity health issues remind nurses they are required to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of patient information, according to Nancy J. Brent, a nurse and attorney in Illinois. Nurses should understand their duties under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which sets the federal standards for confidentiality and security of a patient's personal health information.

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