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What would be the nurse's best response? The daughter of an alert and oriented elderly client asks what her father's most recent blood glucose level was.

What would be the nurse's best response? The daughter of an alert and oriented elderly client asks what her father's most recent blood glucose level was.

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A. Tell the client s daughter his blood glucose level because this test is performed on the nursing unit.
B. Ask the client s daughter if she has her father s permission to have access to his health information.
C. Check the nurse's notes to see if others have given the client s daughter this information.
D. Explain that under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA) regulations, she can t disclose this information without the client s permission.
Asked by Samuel, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Jan 28, 2019

HIPAA laws are health laws that were rather recently enacted in the health care field. It was created to protect the patient’s privacy. Paperwork is usually signed when the patient is administered to the hospital. The patient must sign the paperwork to denote which people may receive information about their diagnosis. Otherwise, the diagnosis is kept a secret from others even if it a family member. The family member must have written permission to know about their family member...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Explain that under health insurance portability and accountability act (hipaa) regulations, she can\ t disclose this information without the client\ s permission.-rationale: hipaa prevents family members or friends from acquiring health information without consent of the client involved. whether the test was performed on the nursing unit or others had given the clients daughter this information is irrelevant; the clients test results are still protected health information. the nurse shouldnt...Read More
 

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