Texas cops and paramedics misapplying HIPAA laws, threatening photographers with arrest for photographing accident victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God??

But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be a clear-cut answer.

Our question for today is direct: If you are taking photographs of paramedics treating an accident victim on the street in Arlington, Texas, will you be arrested for violating the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a rule which protects information about patient treatment and medical records?

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues