Q: The Dentist I work for doesn’t believe government agencies that protect patient privacy and information even exist, he thinks it would be impossible to enforce. What are your recommendations?
A: I recommend that your employer get his medications adjusted. Then visit the following websites and start reading.
United States Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
California Office Privacy Protection: http://www.oispp.ca.gov/consumer_privacy/default.asp