Elk City, OK asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma

Q: Is it a HIPPA violation for an officer to stand in on a medical apt with a person who is in the county jail?

My husband was arrested and was having a medical evaluation at the county jail here in Oklahoma and while the doctor was screening him,an officer at the jail was present in the room without my husbands consent.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: No this is not a HIPPA violation. When a person is in custody, medical staff have a right to be secure in their safety, if an officer is present then that is allowed.

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