Do you ever wonder in your children's ministry if you may be violating HIPPA–you know, the Health Information Privacy P-something else Act? I actually wondered if I was violating HIPPA in posting that Reed is having his tonsils out. It's crazy, but I wondered.
When HIPPA first hit, because we're a company, we had to be careful about sharing prayer requests in our all-staff meeting. We couldn't just blurt out that someone had a rash all over their…anything. It was odd, but the act states that people are entitled to privacy or at least to giving permission to have their rash news broadcast.
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What do you do in your children's ministry? Share prayer requests without a second thought or ask for permission? Has HIPPA come to roost in your church yet? Should it?
I just wonder…