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    02.18.15 Professor Karen Porter Quoted in Legal Newsline
    Karen Porter

    Professor Karen Porter was quoted in the Feb. 18 Legal Newsline, explaining the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    “An individual can agree to have their information shared,” Porter said. “So in this case, if the doctor in question had a conversation with an individual and said, ‘You could consult an attorney,’ and then the patient said, ‘You are probably right,’ and the doctor volunteered an attorney and even asked whether they wanted the information sent to the attorney, and the patient agreed to that, there is no real HIPAA violation.”

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