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

In a case of first impression, the court joined other circuits in holding that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, didn’t create a private right to sue. As such, a detainee who alleged his doctor violated HIPAA when she disclosed his HIV status failed to state a claim. Background While incarcerated in ...