The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a Federal law passed in 1996 (PL 104-191). \r
When you visit Solantic, staff will yell out your name (allowed), will ask what you want to be seen for (all in the lobby will hear - not allowed), people will hear information about your medical provider, your private address etc and staff may even yell out your test results for all to hear. Staff do not appear to respect privacy and confidentiality laws, and will leave your private info. on their desk for all registering patients to view! When told, they will insult you an ask if you want to leave!\r
You should learn about HIPAA. Why? Because penalties for violating some of its provisions can be severe, and may be directed at an individual, not just an organization. Email: Carolyn_Dudley@dcf.state.fl.us.