What did your family discuss at Easter dinner? Mine discussed whether or not vaccine passports and asking for negative test results violates HIPAA policy….
Broadly, HIPAA states that patient’s medical records are not allowed to be shared without consent of the patient.
Any individual is allowed to share there medical history. If someone asks if you have been vaccinated you can share that information.
Do you have to share the information? No. But any venue has the right to refuse entry based on whatever their rules are. But is it legal to discriminate against someone because of their medical history? Or lack thereof…
For arguments sake: can you refuse entry to someone who is pregnant? Someone who has a disorder that requires medication? Does vaccination fall under the same umbrella?
Does a venue have the right to ask you about your medical history, or is that privileged information?
I really have no idea how scenarios like this will play out in court. I’m guessing it depends upon the judge and what evidence is put into play, which precedents…
But roughly speaking- what do you think about this?
Can someone demand proof of your medical records?
Pros and cons.