Arrest Of Immigrant At Texas Clinic Isn't A HIPAA Issue

Law360, New York (October 28, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT) -- Last month, according to media reports, Blanca Borrego went to see her Texas physician who, according to her daughter, she had been seeing for a cyst that was causing abdominal pain. On this particular visit, she went to a different office than where her physician was usually located, and when she presented to the clinic, she was asked to fill out new paperwork and provide proof of identification and her insurance card.

Borrego, an immigrant who has been living illegally in the U.S. for over 10 years, gave the clinic staff a fake Texas driver's license as authentication for medical services,...

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