why haven't you asked the people who are asking you to sign it...or read it before signing it? are you always so trusting?
it's a document that basically says your personal information cannot be shared with anyone other than those who have a right/need to know about your medical history--doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other related personnel can view your information as it relates to giving you proper care.
under obama's proposed health care plan, hippa laws would be null and void...as they would be electronically available for anyone who can hack in to the system, as well as people not in the medical field. privacy will be no longer under the government plan.
at 8:34 AM on Aug. 16, 2009