@Susan, you couldn’t be more wrong. HIPPA is definitely a privacy law. As a nurse, I take course on this law yearly. The only people that can have any of your healthcare information is the healthcare providers taking care of you. And that doesn’t mean they can read the whole chart. For instances, a scrub tech in surgery wouldn’t need to know about a drug addiction. It has nothing to do with their job. When I worked at Cedars Sinai, no one talked about the celebrities that they took care of or looked up information in their chart. Who wants to lose their job or go to jail for that? I’ve never told anyone who I took care of hence the privacy law.