Pictures of smiling babies crowd a bulletin board in a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan, in a collage familiar to anyone who has given birth. But the women coming in to have babies of their own cannot see them. They have been moved to a private part of the office, replaced in the corridors with abstract art. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, baby photos are a type of protected health information.
Baby pictures at the doctor's? Cute, sure, but illegal
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