The Health Law Firm announced that one of its attorneys, Carole C. Schriefer, a retired nurse and a member of the bars in both Florida and Colorado, recently obtained a favorable decision in a Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs complaint investigation on behalf of her client, a licensed clinical social worker.
Her client was charged with breach of patient confidentiality, similar to a HIPAA Privacy violation. Ms. Schriefer successfully obtained a dismissal of charges.
“Often social workers and other health professionals have minor offenses such as reckless driving or substance abuse issues that lead to criminal charges,” Ms. Schriefer said. “There is a requirement to report these to the board or licensing agency in many cases. There are ways that an experienced health lawyer may assist in order to avoid having these placed on the license of the individual or in their permanent record.”