Lead Trial Attorney and
Director of Litigation Spencer T. Kuvin took time out early Thursday afternoon to discuss HIPAA law and patient
privacy law and confidentiality with a group of pre-med Palm Beach State
On October 24
th, 2013, Mr. Kuvin gave an hour-long presentation to the student body on
general HIPAA law regulation, ethics, and compliance issues.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act,
a Federal statute instituted in 1996 by law makers to address growing
concerns and threats to the protection of patient health care information.
Mr. Kuvin lead a presentation that included the history of the law's
formation and implementation, how the Federal HIPAA law integrates with
state health information and patient laws, and explored case law that
reinforced the interpretation of the law.
He closed by inviting students to participate in a discussion on ethics
and HIPAA using actual case studies. Specifically, the discussion focused
on when and what patient information can and cannot be released, to whom,
by whom, and under what conditions.
Mr. Kuvin is an experienced Board-Certified Trial Lawyer by the Florida
Bar, focused on
medical malpractice and health insurance information and security, among many other personal injury practice areas.
Photos from the speaking engagement are below.