Wednesday, January 09, 2008

HIPAA 101 For The Unhip...

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...HIPAA. It's not just a good idea, IT'S THE LAW since April 14, 2003.

Hey, Dr. P.? How 'bout looking into what you can and can't legally say about your alleged "celebrity clients" (who am I kidding? I'm talking about Britney Spears) outside the confines and sanctity of a therapy session (and I use the term "therapy session" not only loosely, but with bile rising in my throat)? No wonder B.S.'s family (yes, I DID use those initials!) is crying foul about you blabbing information to the entire world regarding your "therapeutic" visit to dear Brit's bedside while she awaited a judge to release her from her 5150 hold in California, aka, COMMITMENT, LOCK UP, DETENTION, MENTAL HEALTH HOLD.


Last I was told, not only could I personally be billed a lump sum of 25 grand by the federal government for EACH HIPAA violation I am involved in, but so could the agency for which I am employed. Of course, I don't have my own TV show gifted to me by the all powerful OPRAH, but still. If the Feds are interested in lil' ol' me, surely they have their eye on YOU, too?...


CHA CHING...I hear the sound of lawyers jockeying for position over who will get to handle THIS lawsuit...

10 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

I thought same thing. This guy has lost more than his pants(and again, you were generous!). LOL

mdmhvonpa said...

Oh, this is going to be a media circus ... dr P should not have stepped in that pile of poo.

Have myelin? said...

I thought brit's mom called him first...? Not that she should have anyway. She's a nut like Dr. P.

Miss Chris said...

I'm just waiting for the law suit to come down on this guy.

Merelyme said...

this should be interesting to follow. he is just so vile.

BRAINCHEESE said...

DIANE:

Hehe...Well, he obviously still has his...well...balls to use that poor, wretched child's life as a publicity stunt for himself. But then again, I suppose her ENTIRE life IS just one big publicity stunt.

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MDMHVONPA: And it is a Thor-sized, Hounds from Hell pile of doodoo, isn't it?!? Like your back yard???

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

HAVE MYELIN:

Doesn't matter if the POPE himself summoned the good doctor to her bedside...he still is bound by law to not "kiss and tell"...

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MISS CHRIS:

An interesting fact is, the Great Oprah FOUND this guy while he was working for her lawyers during her BEEF/Cattleman's lawsuit!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MERELYME:

He's just such an ego maniac...but look who "birthed" him? The Big "O"...

LD