Case Studies in Compliance: The Patient (as) Criminal

The Pastin Report

Case studies in compliance are based on actual situations presented to working compliance officers. Selected case studies proved problematic to the compliance officer in receipt of the report. This case was reported by a compliance officer for a major, urban medical center. It concerns a criminal suspect believed to be a patient in the hospital, and how to reconcile the thorny relationship between the privacy of medical records, patient rights and public safety.