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HIPPA-Crattic Oath

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.

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...

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