Babies Have Privacy Rights, Too

Baby picture collages on the walls of doctors who deliver or care for babies must go, according to HIPAA privacy regulations. I must admit, this hadn’t occurred to me until I read this morning’s The New York Times.

Baby pictures are as protected as medical records under the law…

“I think we have to have some common sense with this Hipaa business,” Dr. Moritz continued. “To leave medical records open to the public, to throw lab results in the garbage without shredding them, that makes sense” to prohibit. “But if somebody wants to post a picture of something that’s been going on for a millennium and is a tradition, it seems strange to me not to do that,” he said.

http://nyti.ms/1ovHH3h

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