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    Health Dept. gives names, addresses of Tennesseans with COVID-19 to law enforcement

    The Tennessee Department of Health is providing the names and addresses of residents who test positive for COVID-19 to sheriffs and chiefs of police across the state on a daily basis – a practice raising concerns about privacy.

    The offer to share the otherwise protected health information with law enforcement came at the request of Gov. Bill Lee, according to two letters obtained by the Tennessee Lookout.

    "Health has a list of names and addresses of people in Tennessee who have tested positive or are receiving treatment for COVID-19," a letter dated April 20 to state police chiefs said.

    The letter was sent by Valerie Nagoshiner, chief of state for the Tennessee Department of Health.

    "Health will make that list available to you and send you an updated version of the list each day, provided that your office has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with health."


    More here: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/...resses/522572/

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    So much for HIPPA.
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    Like above..A direct violation of HIPPA requirements on Federal/State/County and city entities. Some lawyers are going to get rich!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroker View Post
    So much for HIPPA.
    Can you spell "loophole"?

    https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Ten...570390321.html

    So there's this stipulation in HIPPA (circa 1996 but not adopted until last month) that lets this info be given to law enforcement.

    Look for Tennessee's stats infection to take a nosedive. Testing will have to be done at the autopsy.
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    But if it saves one child it is worth it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    Can you spell "loophole"?

    https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Ten...570390321.html

    So there's this stipulation in HIPPA (circa 1996 but not adopted until last month) that lets this info be given to law enforcement.

    Look for Tennessee's stats infection to take a nosedive. Testing will have to be done at the autopsy.
    How Convenient.

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    $100,000 PER Offense for violating FEDERAL HIPPA Laws. Law enforcement has no lawful reason to possess the names of people who tested positive for Covid-19. I mean we're talking 4th amendment violations here and I don't give a damn what the governor says.
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    Illegal to release Peoples medical records for any reason, I only hope the ones responsible are held personally reliable instead of putting it on the backs of the tax payers.
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    So the incentive is not to get tested...untill they force us to get test and have papers to leave the house.

    Like Nazi Germany, 'your papers please'

    On the other hand you can vote without ID ;-)
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    As I always say to my students, a law with the word "privacy" in it is just there to may the people feel good. Privacy laws are designed to create criminal and/or civil liability among the citizens if "private" information is released. It has nothing to do with keeping "private" information out of the hands of the government. Many "privacy" laws specifically grant the authority of government to obtain the information. Health care privacy laws are a good example. Data must be reported to the government.

    My favorite is the ECPA (circa 1986). That "P" is for "privacy". Digital telephone systems were the rage, and the government was having trouble wire-tapping its citizens (with court orders, of course). The ECPA was touted as a privacy bill that would protect our personal communications from eavesdropping. However, it REQUIRED digital telephone system manufacturers to make access points in their equipment for government monitoring. This is reminiscent of the old hotels behind the iron curtain that had a small room off the front desk where all telephone lines terminated. It wasn't the phone room, it was the secret police listening point.

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