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Administrative Ethics Paper
Marcia Dixon
HCS 335
September 17, 2012
Qiana Amos MPH

Administrative Ethics Paper
There are several issues that can come about concerning patient’s privacy. Years ago there were no laws in place pertaining to patient’s privacy or rights. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which came into play on August 1996 that was placed into law under the leadership of President Bill Clinton (Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006). This Act (HIPAA) contains a delivery for health insurance portability, tax-related delivery abuse control, and fraud, with profits to equalize delivery, administrative simplification ingredients, and group health plan ingredients, (Physicians Billing Associates International 2006). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act were placed as a customary law to defend an individual medical records and their health coast-to-coast. The reason why this act was put into action is to assist healthcare employees to provide a better environment individual patient’s pertinent, medical information. There is a rule in the HIPAA law that affect a person’s health plan; This rule provides healthcare employees with information that’s essential to a person’s health, prescription, and vision, and other medical information to be transmitted effectively and safe. This paper will discuss How Rite Aid pharmacies notify their customers how their personal information is revealed and how they are safeguarded against infringement of their rights, and to ensure these customers that their information remains safe and protected, and does follow the HIPAA privacy laws as implemented. Customers would also be assured of the law suit that came about as Rite Aid had to pay $1 million dollars to reconcile HIPAA privacy situation (Physicians Billing Associates International, 2006). Rite Aid pharmacies recently posted an article involving patient’s privacy, which explained how the patients...
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