I tested positive for covid but without systems. I notified work and followed Amazon's protocal. Amazon shaired my covid information with everyone in my department. Was this a HIPAA violation?
I was employed at Amazon Fresh in Schaumburg, IL.I believe Amazon violated HIPAA Security and/or Privacy laws.
One of my non-manager coworkers found out, not from me, that I tested positive for covid.I was on a five day leave and returned to work. When I greeted two co-workers in the morning, one changed his voice to a disrespectful tone and said...Why didn't you tell us you had covid? The other guy said nothing.I replied back and said...I didn't know I had it and I missed my friends memorial service because of this. Then my co-worker again changed his voice and asked me if my friend died from covid.
If HIPAA was violated I would be happy to tell more.
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Does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
...Privacy Rule allow a covered entity to share the name or other identifying information of an individual who has been infected with, or exposed to, the virus SARS-CoV-2, or the disease caused by the virus, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authoritieswithout an individual’s authorization?
Yes, the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits a covered entity to disclose the protected health information (PHI) of an individual who has been infected with, or exposed to, COVID-19, with law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities1 without the individual’s HIPAA authorization, in certain circumstances, including the following2: • When the disclosure is needed to provide treatment. For example, HIPAA permits a covered skilled nursing facility to disclose PHI about an individual who has COVID-19 to emergency medical transport personnel who will provide treatment while transporting the individual to a hospital’s emergency department. 45 CFR 164.502(a)(1)(ii); 45 CFR 164.506(c)(2).
When such notification is required by law. For example, HIPAA permits a covered entity,such as a hospital, to disclose PHI about an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 in accordance with a state law requiring the reporting of confirmed or suspected cases of infectious disease to public health officials. 45 CFR 164.512(a). • To notify a public health authority in order to prevent or control spread of disease. For example, HIPAA permits a covered entity to disclose PHI to a public health authority
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