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HIPAA does not create private right of action (access required)

Where an inmate’s doctor disclosed his HIV status to others within earshot of their conversation, the man does not have a private right of action based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in an issue of first impression. The Fourth Circuit ...