If HIPAA rules do not apply to marijuana sellers, how can it be legally called a medicinal drug?
“He opens up a HIPPA labeled file,” says Jhonrico Carrnshimba, a MyCaregiver director. “He sees a number of files in it at this point they should close the file. They shouldn’t have these files open.”
But, Fred Cohn from the City of Monterey defends their actions.
“Medical marijuana establishments are not governed by HIPAA,” says Cohn. “The only reason that those records were compromised is because they continued to operate illegally against the court order.”