Medical Records Privacy

HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was designed to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services published rules and guidelines to standardize the administration and financial electronic information for patients. Certain businesses like medical labs and other medical offices will…

Identity Theft

California Civil Code Section 1788.18, part of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, regulates the conduct of debt collectors confronted with debtors claiming to be victims of identity theft. The code section gives guidance to both victims of identity theft and to debt collectors.   The Rosenthal Act requires the victim to provide the…