When I first read of this a couple days ago, the story said there were four groups of people specifically empowered to release information (violate HIPAA) about psychiatric care to the authorities: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers. I suspected immediately the RN in the office of the Doc who prescribed the antidepressant a year previous. Nothing reported has changed my humble opinion on the matter. The busybody RN did it.
Lewis’ lawyer understands the nub of the problem here, and that’s the violation of HIPAA outlined in the law. I do have a bit of a problem with the attorney advising his client to turn over the weapons while the court battle was going on. I would have found another way to get them out of the equation.
Somebody *is* going to get the carp sued out of them. Let’s see who.
nurse... interesting. As is the list of empowered releasers. Iow HIPAA is obviously worthless.
Pah on the bunch of them.