Asked by Natasha Santiago on Mar 10, 2024



Which example demonstrates a breach of confidentiality and a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996?

A) Giving a report to the oncoming nurse in a conference room
B) Discussing a patient's diagnosis with the patient's health care provider
C) Providing patient information to the nursing assistant caring for the patient
D) Sharing with other nurses in the cafeteria that a patient is HIV positive


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

Breach of Confidentiality

A violation in which personal information is disclosed to unauthorized individuals, compromising privacy.

Discussing Diagnosis

The process of communicating and explaining a medical condition or disease to a patient, often including details about symptoms, prognosis, and available treatments.

  • Explain the importance of confidentiality, patient privacy, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Verified Answer

Kaylie Mitchell

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Although HIPAA does not require such things as soundproof rooms in hospitals,it does mandate that nurses and health care providers avoid discussing patients in public hallways and provide reasonable levels of privacy in communicating with and about patients in any matter.Issues of disclosure,privacy,and confidentiality are important concerns when working with patients or peers infected with blood-borne illnesses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)or acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS),hepatitis,and sexually transmitted illnesses.Providing continuity of care,giving reports,talking to the health care provider,and providing information to the nursing assistant do not violate HIPAA.