Illinois nurse claims she was fired for refusing to violate HIPAA: 4 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

A nurse in southern Illinois claims she was fired from the Clinton County Health Department in April after she refused to violate HIPAA, according to a report from the Belleville News-Democrat.

Four things to know:

1. Diane Kuhl was working as a part-time nurse when law enforcement agencies requested the names and addresses of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, she said. She refused to provide that information, citing privacy protection laws, and was later fired from the department, she said.

2. Ms. Kuhl sued Clinton County Health Department over her firing, alleging...

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