Which scenario complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations?
A. Two nurses in the cafeteria are discussing a client s condition. B. The health care team is discussing a client s care during a formal care conference. C. A nurse checks the computer for the laboratory results of a neighbor who has been admitted to another floor. D. A nurse talks with her spouse about a client s condition.
The health care team is discussing a client\ s care during a formal care conference.-rationale: to provide interdisciplinary continuity of care, nurses must share relevant information during client care conferences. nurses discussing information in the cafeteria may be overheard; this indiscretion violates hipaa regulations. looking up laboratory results for a neighbor is a hipaa violation, as is discussing a clients condition with ones spouse.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 256.