This article explores the relationship between The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and the Missouri common law action for breach of patient confidentiality. A person in Missouri allegedly victimized by the wrongful disclosure of confidential patient information may pursue remedies under federal or state law, or both.
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