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  • no privacy assurance
    Terry P
    Between security background checks, hackers, accidental disclosure and lost pc's/data there is no privacy assurance. Baker says: "We believe the protections are there that would protect this from happening." No, the protections aren't there. That was demonstrated.
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  • Breach?
    Chuck Finley
    Not clear that there was a breach. Per DoD 6025.18-R C7.11.1.3, PHI may be used or disclosed to determine the member's fitness for duty (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/602518r.pdf). FTA: "The VA data breach report states that the veteran learned that notes about his treatment for traumatic events at the Albuquerque Veterans Center somehow ended up in the hands of an Army doctor at Ft. Benning, Ga. The doctor was supposed to be clearing the solider for deployment to Afghanistan." Isn't PHI related to "treatment for traumatic events" important for a doctor to determine fitness for duty (i.e., whether the individual should be deployed)?
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  • Disclosure
    zak6482
    I don't know any details here but I would have to assume that what was viewed were confidential psych notes. Any standard diagnostic information, to include diagnoses for behavioral health, would be PHI but not restricted for a provider to access in the course of their duties. Detailed notes from a BH session would be restricted, however.
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