Nurse Properly Fired For HIPAA Violation, Ky. Court Rules
Law360, New York (July 21, 2017, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky appellate panel on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a hospital of unlawfully firing a nurse for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by disclosing a patient's confidential health information, rejecting the nurse's argument that the disclosure was incidental.
A three-judge Court of Appeals panel unanimously upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of Norton Audubon Hospital in a suit filed by nurse Dianna Hereford alleging she was wrongfully terminated for telling a physician and technician to wear gloves during a patient's procedure because the patient had hepatitis C, which the patient later complained was...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!