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Does HIPAA allow filming patients' seizures?

New Medscape Article

Patient privacy, a key concept of medical care since at least Hippocrates, is regulated largely in the US by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA protects patient privacy, but misinterpretations of its purview have interfered with patient care as well.

In this Medscape article, I explore HIPAA's purview regarding filming patient's seizures for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment. Your comments are appreciated!

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