Legislation and Compliance
Various privacy laws have been enacted to ensure the confidentiality of client’s information. There have been severe penalties for failing to comply with these laws.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) :Essentially this is an act that has been passed ensuring that patient records remain private and do not become part of the public domain. The government imposes severe penalties for not complying. Clicking on the link above will give a more detailed description.