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HIPAA Q&A: Patient charts outside exam rooms, social media policies

Q: Is it considered a HIPAA violation for facilities to keep patient charts outside of exam rooms or at a patient's bedside? Most providers prefer to have the charts handy to review just before seeing the patient. However, anyone could walk by the room and potentially get a glance at the information. Would this be considered an incidental disclosure?

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