It’s Your Call – May 2024

OSHA: Would OSHA inspect our office if a patient files a complaint about infection control?

No. OSHA’s primary goal is to help employers and workers with compliance, reduce work hazards, and prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace. A quick fact sheet about OSHA inspections can be found at


HIPAA: What are the new reproductive rights afforded by HIPAA?

Under HIPAA, individuals now have enhanced reproductive rights that safeguard their privacy and access to reproductive healthcare services. These rights include confidentiality protections for sensitive information related to reproductive health, such as contraception, fertility treatments, and abortion services. HIPAA ensures that individuals have control over who can access their reproductive health information, empowering them to make informed decisions about their healthcare without fear of discrimination or unauthorized disclosure.