According to Hippa each individual employee can be sued individually for violating the HIPPA law.
I just finished joking with Milo in maintenance, and he said he wanted to wash the carpet in the RT CAVE. He said he would be back in a few minutes to put up a "Wet Floor" sign and a matt outside the department so nobody slips and falls.
"Don't bother with that," I said, "I need some time off work."
He said, "Yeah, but I can be sued if I don't do that. You can sue me if you slip and fall."
"Oh, I won't sue you, I'll thank you."
"Yeah, but if you were a selfish bastard, you'd sue me and you'd win."
I said, "What would I get out of you. I mean, I'm sure you don't get paid much better than me, and I can tell you that all someone would get out of me is a big debt."
"Yeah, getting money out of me would be like trying to get blood out of an embalmed body."
Good point, Milo.
Yes it is true that I hate HIPPA. It is also true that I don't remember names anyway, so it's almost impossible for me to violate it.
But if I did, and someone sued me, what the heck do they expect to get, considering if I did violate HIPPA I'd be fired on the spot. How much does anyone expect to get from an in debt and unemployed RT.
Better yet, if you want to find out if someone is worth sueing, drive to their house. If you see toys in the yard, you know they don't have any money.
Well, I have toys in my yard. So sue me. You won't get any money out of me.