The New York Supreme Court has ruled patient records from the New York Organ Donor Network are not liable to HIPAA regulations, HealthITSecurity reports. A former official from the network had claimed they were because four patients had not been declared legally dead before their organs were harvested. Plaintiff Patrick McMahon also argued he had been fired for whistleblowing on the incidents. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arlene Bluth ruled the network is not a HIPAA covered entity and, hence, must turn over the documents in question. The defendant "failed to identify a federal regulation or case law that would prevent this Court from requiring disclosure."
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