Photo of Operating Room a HIPAA Violation? | Law Enforcement & Security Consulting

By Rebecca Herold (The Privacy Professor) CIPP, CISSP, CISM, CISA, FLMI

I received a very interesting question yesterday, and I wanted to share it and my response here because it is a great HIPAA topic to discuss that I have not seen written about before.

I’ve removed the identifying information, and modified the situation details enough so that this cannot be tied to the actual situation…

I have a situation recently regarding a Hippa violation. In a recent office-based surgery situation, a photo was taken of the Operating room after the Patient was discharged.

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