Tuesday, March 13, 2012

HIPAA and UC

ACLU attempts CPRA with UC again... and more here.

there is this: "After being beaten up by UC Berkeley's police force (and invited guests), some of these students went to the Tang Center, the university's health center, for treatment. And then this happened:".. now, if you are a cynic you might think- oh, they got sexually assaulted by a doc but -no- that did not happen -why would you even think of that?!- instead some interesting HIPAA related stuff happened, read the post. If you are an employee and using CARE services there you also might want to carefully study these items for your consideration. When thinking of UC clinics now --now mainly think of UC Regent De La Pena's recent presentation with all those cautionary warnings about problems with them. Recall there was even discussion of legal ramifications etc. during his presentation at a recent regents meeting--- just really left an indelible impression.

(Thought Birgeneau said that all the troublesome protestors were 'outsiders' -- what are outsiders doin' at Tang?- students go to Tang--hhhmmm)

They also want to know who and how you do -- imagine the data mining possibilities on your UC profile to last forever...but it might help RES decide if they want to give you a raise in the future...--or if you are wanted as a regular patient.

and if you get the vapors or emit an odor-- UCSF might have a problem with you:

"Late Monday night, we received a statement from UCSF Medical Center saying, "UCSF is a smoke-free campus and this includes medical marijuana... even a vaporized form of medical marijuana releases particles in the air that are damaging to the lung. Any particles from vapor and odor could have an impact on other patients and hospital employees."

- is vaporized medical marijuana for a sick patient more dangerous than some folks body order or perfume, make up particles or construction debris on laborers clothing etc.? smokers carry an odor - do they (nicotine smokers, tobacco chewers etc.) shower and put on fresh clothes before they are allowed to enter?

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