Local, Privately Owned Pharmacy Closed, and ALL Records/Rxs Transfered to Chain. HIPAA Violation?
Transfer of Medical Records/Files/Rxs to New Pharmacy
My local, private pharmacy closed. No notice was given to customers/patients prior to the closure. The pharmacy owner took it upon himself to transfer everyone's private pharmacy records to a nearby WalGreens - without anyone's consent. This was part of a deal to transfer the records, hire the RPH (owner) for a period of time at WalGreens, to the profit of the RPH. How can this be legal, and not a violation of HIPPA rules and regulations?