When physicians are requested to provide protected (or seemingly protected) health information to Pharmacies, Hospitals, or other Health care organizations...Which, naturally runs counter to your trained method of protecting that information and storing it securely.
Pharmacies are increasingly demanding patients' personal health information before filling prescriptions.
Are Pharmacies playing a heavy hand?
Seems like a conflict reminiscent of the pharmacies refusing to fill birth control prescriptions for unmarried women.
There are now laws in place prohibiting that kind of discrimination. Now, the opioid crisis is initiating action that conflicts with protection. Pharmacies need to protect patients...Pharmacists tell patients that physician have to send their records to the pharmacy before they'll dispense. But, if the physician releases the information are they opening themselves up to a Hipaa violation, with civil fines and penalties: