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Manning moves into As reporter, Manning has covered Bardstown High School and a 1997 for Life event in Bardstown.
. education, agriculture, the court sys- graduate of Salem College in The team’s theme this year,
news! phOtQ edthI‘ SPOt tern and New Haven town govern- Winston-Salem, NC. ”Fighting For a Cure.” 1:
Stacey Summitt Manning 15 the ment. The Standard Communications a
new news/photo editor for the As news/photo editor, Manning Osborne hiI‘Ed as new Team raised more than $5,000 i:
Kentucky Standard. . will assist Editor Lisa Tolliver, in day- t . t t L 1) through donations, publishing memo- 11
Manning has been Wlth The to-day development for the news SpOl‘ S Wl‘l er a e anon rial names, yard sales, a volleyball t
Standard Slhce 1998- She began as department. She will help mentor Ray Osborne lOihEd The Lebanon tournament, lunches, cookouts and F
page designer and moved to the other writers and serve on the news- Enterprise staff as a Sports writer in ”Memory Bear" contributions for 1‘
newsroom as a reporter and photog— paper’s editorial board. May- Teddy bears crafted by team captain i'
rapher in 2000. Manning is a 1993 graduate of He is a 2000 Marion County High Joan Hardin. f‘
School graduate and lives in Lebanon ,
and works during theday at B&W WKU student third in t
e Entuc y re S S Metals in Campbellsvrlle. _
Osborne was a co-sports editor of HearSt PhOtO Journallsm i
the s orts section in the 2000 Marion ' ' '
The Kentucky Press (ISSN—0023—0324) is District 11 - Glenn Gray, Manchester CouriDty High School Quest yearbook Championshlp , , . F
published monthly by the Kentucky Press Enterprise where he roduced stories and h 0- Western Kentucky UniverSIty stu-
Association/ Kentucky Press Service, Inc. t P p dent Shannon Guthrie finished third 1
Periodicals Class postage is paid at District 12 - Jeff Neal, Somerset OS” in the Hearst Journalism Awards
Frankfort, KY. 40601. Subscription price is Commonwealth Journal . Pro gram’s national photojournalism c
$8 per yearfiostmaster: Send change of The News-Enterprise championship. I
address to e Kentucky Press, 101 District 13 - Tom Caudill, Lexington - - - -
Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY. 40601, (502) Herald-Leader l‘aISES $1,100 for cancer r (3.1133191553138ththgheetlilsenmrz .f
223-8821. The News—Enterprise formed a ecelve a. , _ awar in. e June — 1.
District 14 - Teresa Scenters, Berea Citizen team to take a walk to fight cancer on 7 competition in 53.“ FranCISCO. .
Officers May 16, 2003, along with hundreds of Amanda OdeSkl' a. Dallas senior, 1
Kentucky Press Asso‘jafim State At—Large other Elizabethtown Community also was among the 51‘X photo]ournal- t
Chris Poore, Kentucky Kernel ' members who walked throu hout the ism finalists. She received a $1,500 _
President - Slmron Tuminski, , Tony Maddox, Madisonville Messenger: ., . ht . H d' C t , R % f award.
Winchester Sun 'Patti Clark, Owenton News Herald 1 . , '5" ‘ Eli 837:1“ ar 1n oun y S e ay or Ryan Clark, a December graduate ]
- ' .l , Ta, lor Ha es, Kentu Ne E a * . - . . . . .
— President-Elect-John Nelson, i , , x , , . y y ’1 ' y 7 x ,C'ky , ’ W ,r, ; Thelr team reused $1,100 which from 1‘9““??? comps}? 1“ the wrlt‘ w
Danville Advocate Messenger 0 ' i ’ [Division‘Chairmén ' ’ A 7 surpassed its goal of $600. mg natipna 1C583np10n: p, He . , adj,
News Editorial Division - Jolm Tecglf‘l’efia $ t wast.- h" h W b
Vice President—David Thornb , Shindlebower, S encer Ma et e ears compe 1 ion, W 1C "
Somerset Commonwealth 10111:? p gm , casey county NEWS . includes photo, writing and broad- a
Advertising Division — Cheryl Magers, sponsors Relay for L1fe casting, is often called the Pulitzer . I:
Treasurer - Charlie Portmann, Central Kentucky News Journal , ' , The Casey County News was one Prize of collegiate journalism. r
Franklin Favorite Western’ Scho l f urnalism and
Circulation Division Kriss Johnson, of three corporate sponsors for the B d S. 10 Odloh' d 11 h' b
. _ . . ' annual Casey County Relay for Life, 1'03 casting P ace t 1r overa t 15 - a
if: Presgiililtmgave Eldridge, Lexmgton Herald-Leader which was held May 30_ The News year, its fifth straight top three finish. t:
Associates Division - Cliff Feltham, donated $1,085, , , 1\
Board of Directors Kentucky Utilities Hundley JOIHS LEbanon Staff 2
District 1 — Alice Rouse, Murray Ledger and Kent k tan at as writer hOtO ra her ‘
Times General Counsels-Jon Fleischaker, Kim 1.1C y S d d Mark Hlugdle -(§ne§ the staff of n
Greene, DinsmoretSIShth Louisville contributes OVEI‘ $5,000 to Y] . . _ 1]
District 2 -Jed Dillin ham Dawson 5 fin S . The Lebanon Enterprise as a part-time .
Progress g ’ p g Relay for L1fe writer and photographer. h
Kentucky Press Association Staff Staff members from the Kentucky He is a 1980 Marion County High 1;
District 3 - Donn Wirnmer, Hancock David T, Thompson, Executive Director Standard and PLG TV-13 teamed up School graduate and earned his J
Clarion Bonnie Howard, Controller , to battle cancer on Friday, May 9 at ‘

, . ' Teresa Revlett, Director of Sales , , the American Cancer Society’s Relay See PEOPLE on Page 12 r‘
District 4 - Charhe Portmann, Franan David Greer, Member Services Director ‘ a
Favorite Dana Ehlschide, News Bureau Director ' —___—____—_______— tl

David Spencer, New Media Director “ ' f ‘ 1 h f t 11 ~ - r1
Districts-Ron Fllklns Kentucky Standard Buffy Sams, Bookkeeping Assistant Deaths :1 311: $221: :iaid) 11:12; aLyrm’ured if

Reba Lewis, Research /Marketing ' , , __ ' ' ° em '
Districté - Arthur B. Post, Louisville Coordinator , ’ . 53135-1 1 d . 3
Courier-Journal Sue Cammack, Administrative Assistant , w - . a as a 30 owne restaurants in

Rachel McCarty, Advertising Assistant ’ I, " Hispanlc newspaper Lexington, Cincinnati and Memphis. 1"
District 7 - Kelley Warnick, Gallatin County Holly Willard, lNAN Business Clerk ' , ' l ' ' ' He was a native of Mexico and had i 11
News Mark Sheridan, INAN Account Executives; publisherSalas dles In lived in Lexington since 1991. e:

. . 8 K M B th « Tami Hensley, Tearsheet Clerk 7 [74f ’ 0:3” traffic acc1dent In addition to his wife, Salas is sur- 1‘

ouDlsmflogtk - en dz, a County News _ , / , , ” r _ ; Jorge Salas, 34, publisher of the vived by his parents, Octavio and ‘ a
, v, ’_ [a] , 9" Lexington Hispanic newspaper, El Maria-Salas of Lexington; a son, Jorge . ‘4

District9- Mark Maynard, Ashland Daily Staff members, Officers and Directors may : Mundo, died June 23 0f injuries OCtaVlo Salas Of Lexmgton; a daugh- .’
Independent. be reached by email using the individiial‘s received in a traffic accident near ter, Mer ar1 Salas Tackett 0f Lexmgton; 1‘
first initial, full last name@kypress.c’om.§y , Havana, Cuba. Mr. Salas who was two Sisters; a brother; and a grandson. p

District 10 ~ Edmund Shelby, Beattyville There is no space or, punctuation in the e-' » inCub a to see a skin 8 edialis t was on Serv1ces were held Wednesday, t1
Enterprise ' , , ‘ ' - mail address. ‘ , ,. ;’ , , p ’ e July 2, in Lexington. ‘ n
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Use of recycled newsprlnt decllnes in state
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Kentucky news- ing the information in 2002 contained no recycled fiber defeated in 1994. However, the law
. papers experienced on Second 2., and filing the compared to 2001 when only 1,400 does require an annual report to the I
j a nine percent drop 33 report each year. tons were ”virgin” newsprint. cabinet. )3
in recycled Thought 53% Kentucky news- When the legislature talked about )4
newsprint in 2002, y ”’ég’i papers were com- recycling issues in 1992 and 1994, the t at * at x- } .
the fourth lowest ¢,a’% ing off the highest useof recycled newsprint was a hOt Ithought the total tons of newsprint _'
. t - t t B David T.Thompson 9%“, level of use in 2001 town ”We told legislators we would used in 2002 would be below the 2001 ;
. percen smce S a e KlgA Executive Director ~ / h 98 2382 - do all that we could and would rac- ' ’ l
law began re quir- W w. en . con ' . P level, f1gur1ng most newspapers had 3
. . 1 t tamed some level of tice what we preach. use recycled gone to a narrower web page as a way ’;
. lfrrig annua repor S recycled fiber. products. Even though the Percentage to save on newsprint. '
’l om newsprmt users. Some news a ers re orted runabil— dropped in 2002’ I think Kentucky But as ou can see Kentuck d 1"
7% KPA compiles the data and submits . . p p P . h news a ers have held u to that y ’ . .y use i
. the re ort to the Cabinet for Natural 1ty (newsprint not tearing during t e P p p 3,000. more tons 0f newsprint 1n 2002 ..
j P . 1 printlng process) and color problems promise more than anyone expected. than in 2001. Most smaller web conver- i 7
1 ResourFes and Env1ronmenta with some recycled fiber, forcing them The legrslature recogruzed 1n 1994 that sations were made in 2002. t
Protection on behalf of newspaper to use newsprint containing less recy- runabllity and color were two factors In fact, of the 41 plants surveyed, 1
' printing plants. , cled fiber than in past years. that must be con31dered 1f recycled only 19 used fewer newsprint tons in ,
The report 15 required by each July The report also shows that the 41 fiber figures drop. . -02 than in .01. _,:
1 15 for the precedlng calendar year. . t' 1 t . K t k d On an aggregate bas1s for 2001, the J
The report on newsprint and recy- pr1n 1ng p an S in en uc y use total amount of fiber contained in the e * ,. ,t ,r I:
cled newsprint consumption by _84’110'88 tons ofnewspr1nt1n2002, an newsprint consumption, Kentucky C d t th KPS d ti - t ff l
Kentucky newspapers is required to be increase Of 3000 tons over the previ- newspapers had 24,088.998 tons or d u 08 .01 t1? nk ta tiger 5;: g St; }
filed annual with the cabinet, follow- 0‘15 year. Total recycled f1ber tOns 1“ 31.8826 percent. In 2001, the aggregate ?($Aa1211)3esct3a (f st.0 em om e 1
ing passage of House Bill 228 in 1994. 2002 Were 75,555.367, the third lOW€St percent was 50.4382, the only time the Til hoal't 0 (ljrectfors. KPS é
' That law required newspaper pub- amount of recycled tons in the 10 years 50 percent level has been reached. roug t e en 0 June, j
lishers t0 annually file the report With KPA has compiled the reports. Kentucky does not have any stated 3'
the cabinet but KPA has been collect- Nearly 9,000 tons of newsprint used goals since language to that affect was See NEWSPRINT 0“ Page 8 f
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It s tlme for newspapers to do some bragging .
gnaw These have tated print journal- unfairness of TV stations paying AP That led to questions of how news I
it been trying times Oh B Th ’ ' «r . ; ists who grouse for its work but not paying newspa- is disseminated in today’s media mar- (I
p < at some newspa- 9 y e 5 m about it within the pers for theirs. ketplace. .-
’ pers. Advertising Wa :3; . a» profession. But, Like many of you, I’ve seen my As I explained that much of the
: revenues have y a» fir gee. generally, print work and that of my colleagues end up original reporting seen on TV, for i
been depressed a», “keg; journalists have on television and radio with nary a example, first began as a newspaper ’j
and our indus- By David Greer g shied away from word of attribution. I didn’t like it but story somewhere, boot campers at the J
try’s beloved KPA Member Services 1" fig ”bragging” that we figured I had no recourse. Besides, it table were surprised and impressed by ‘f
j New York Times ”"9“" A WM are the workhorses gets complicated trying to figure out if newspapers’ efforts. Questions fol- j
_ has been rocked of journalism — a television station took material lowed about how a big news event in J
* by scandal and controversy. Even late— probably because we figured no one directly from the paper — which it real- Lexington, Ky., for example, might get ,1
, night comedians have attempted to else was very interested. ly was not entitled to do — or took it national exposure. I explained that it J
. 1 induce laughter at our expense. Is Ithink we might be wrong and now from the AP wire which as a member might get first reported in The Herald- J
1 nothing sacred anymore? OK, I’m real— — given the goings-on at The Times — it was entitled to do. (In the spirit of Leader, for example, then rewritten
; 1y not trying to be funny — but it’s would be a good time to get our mes- full disclosure, in a previous career as and used by local broadcasters, then f
‘ time that newspapers fought back. sage out with pride. Recently, I read an a radio broadcaster many years ago, I get picked up by AP and get published _,z
3 The reality is much of the original opinion piece on one of the many too have rewritten stories out of local in other papers around the country 1
reporting done in this country occurs online journalism web sites I read reg— newspapers and broadcast them with— and eventually even end up on CBS, '3 '
j at newspapers. I don’t mean to imply ularly. For the first time, a broadcaster out attribution. Now that I am on this CNN and other networks. j
: that broadcasters don’t do original (Sorry, I don't remember his name.) side of the fence, I regret my actions Those at the table found it fascinat- .1
reporting because they do — some of it acknowledged that without newspa- even though they were common prac- ing and thought all consumers of news .
_ 4‘ is very good — but it’s not in the same pers and the Associated Press — which tice in broadcasting. At the time, it and information across the nation .3 '
' quantities as newspapers and wire ser- takes some of its material from mem— wasn’t an issue. Now after 18 years on ought to understand the flow of news.
vices. If a story requires in-depth ber papers — many television broad- the print side of journalism, it matters.) Most said they did not know how the j
: reporting, chances are it originated in a casters would be hard pressed to pro- It was a lunchtime conversation at process worked until it came up in that
, newspaper. Over the years, broadcast— duce enough original work to fill their last year’s KPA Journalism Boot Camp conversation and they urged me to J
. ers traditionally have not had staffs as newscasts with original reporting. He that began to change my thinking share the same information with boot
large as many newspapers and they claimed that was true for virtually about the public’s interest in this situa- campers who were sitting that day at ’
' g are dependent on the local paper and every local TV operation in the coun- tion. A boot camp participant asked other tables and missed out. 3,"
.‘ wire services to help fill airtime. try and went on to allege that even how to sell free-lance stories to the So, I did just that and plan to pre-
‘ Broadcasters sometimes take mater- some of the networks have been so Associated Press. I explained that AP sent that same information to the ’ ‘
I ial from newspapers, repackage it and hard hit by budget cuts that they too seldom buys free—lance material whole boot camp group this year. ,
put it on the air without any attribu— couldn’t fill their evening newscasts because it has its own reporters and Maybe it's time we all shared it with x{
‘ tion. This is common in TV and radio without depending on the New York editors, plus access to all the material everyone and let them know just how
j news and isn’t an issue with broad- Times, Washington Post and the AP published or broadcast by AP mem— much of a contribution newspapers
Vi casters. But the practice has long irri- for copy. He also noted the apparent bers. make every day.
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’ Somerset provided backdrop for tourism symposium
T h e _ Dairy. After Heaven Hill Distillery talking ‘
_ we ather Ad'UBTtlSing ' j a; ' everyone got about their new visitor center . , . , ' ' ‘
did not Pl a ., their fill of ice due to open in the summer of _ ' :3" ‘ '_ ' I p ‘ f , . p , ' . .
feel like —L 7, .. . cream, ”New 2004. .. , ., . .1 , . ,5; . .
summer- .. Roads to Old Andre’ Brousseau, owner of ’ : ' . ' ‘
time but By Teresa R9013” I. gf Destinations” Old Crow Inn, Danville, talked ' . i ;, j“ '3 .
. the rain “’5 ”mi” 01‘5““ . was the topic of about the renovation efforts ; l , f‘ '-
i did not ~ ..,- discussion frorn that he and his wife. Linda, , , ,s .. . 2- ‘
~ ii and 12 in lovely Somerset. Center for African American developed the name farm late ii“ ‘
x the ewe clay evene Relations at the Nauonal grasses are a winery. Chateau asggiassasaa,
: The KPS booth was one of Underground Railroad du Vieux Corbeau- seaggaagasasasss
. five vendors set up around the Freedom Center, added to the Charles H. Johnson, of CH. jy'mggaggwfi‘fsmgfi‘zifigesfis‘ffifi2
_ conference. In between ses- afternoon session. Johnson Consulting, Inc., fin- W“W§?°§fi§f§fi%§§§f§i%§§fiffi駧%ph
' sionss registrants visited with Wilma Brown of Danville ished out Thursday morning’s Lifigis’m
the vendors to learn about the and Kay McCollum of session on developing a sound ”t’f‘f‘l”~as*3ssuessaiaa
. services offered. KPS gave Kentucky’s Western business plan for creating a , . ‘ 1' if:
away a basket of Kentucky Waterlands, spoke in breakout tourism dollars for Kentucky. ~ i , - .
‘ goodies including BBQ sauce sessions about securing liquor Ad-Rack and Kentucky Travel ». ‘ ff ‘1} ‘ '
and candles, all made locally. by the drink in Kentucky Guide sponsored the afternoon H ‘ . ‘ , I. ' , W. ,. .
. Lynn Sears, sales managEr of restaurants. Both have recent break. The afternoon sessions ‘ ' . I,“ ”ff”
..\ the Executive Inn Rivermont, experience in that area when focused on the new Kentucky
: Owensboro, won the drawing Danville and Kuttawa became Hospitality Training Initiative. - ', ,
held at the close of the confer— ”moist” after a voter referen- Michael Mangeot, Deputy g - a ., ' ..
. ence. dum. Commissioner with the ’ "f .
j; - On Wednesday the day Also on the agenda for Department of Travel, Melinda . ;
‘s started with Alan Piercy, Wednesday were Cliff Feltham, Whitehead, Community and W, a”: .. s vie _
__ Director of Communications for Director of Corporate Economic Development , . m “ . -. W ”m
the Recreation Vehicle Communications, of Kentucky Coordinator and Linden Coffee, M v‘Wm‘
, Association of America, speak- Utilities and Rick Redman, Vice Project Manager, with m a... a... a % } - .,
j ing to the crowd about tapping President of Public Affairs and Kentucky Community and . ‘ " .,
E into the expanding RV market. Corporate Communications for Technical College System, con- a,“ j (i , , , g _ :NW ,.
l' A luxurious model set up on the Kentucky Lottery. They ducted the session. f L , '
the exhibition floor proved to spoke on creating positive The conference wrapped up L '
. those in attendance that RV awareness for tourism develop- with the presentation of certifi- . " "” ' ’ " ’"’
. does not mean "camping” any- ment and averting public rela— cates to the Kentucky Certified lefIf Feltham, Somm‘mlty relations manager for KenkaY
' more. tions nightmares. Tourism Professionals for those Uhhtfes 1n Lexmgton, spoke to those attending the ,Kenkay
The afternoon break was Thursday opened with who have completed their Tourism Develongm Symposiumlune 11 alld 121nSomerset.
. . Feltham’s presentation was on handling media relations during
sponsored by Southern Belle Debra Rees, consultant for hours of training. crisis situations. _
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saw a. ». a .2-=..,.:........,;.a.s is . av Nat/7;, ms”; ”area. ”an” 1 entuc Otte I ave awa a rize ac a e 0 a erson a en in e en C
. Lynn Sears, sales manager of the Executive Inn Rivermont, Owensboro, won the Tourismyl3evelgu§ent symgosgum_ TPO Wit? you hgd to pay attentiém to Redman’s
' Kentucky basket 0f goodies given away by Kentucky Press Service. Teresa Revlett, information given during his talk about promoting the Lottery and then answer his
right, KPS director of sales, attended the Kentucky Tourism Development Symposium. questionjhe attentive crowd was rewarded with lottery tickets.
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Be on the look out HIPPA has arrived
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By KIM GREENE ‘ unauthorized uses of individually relates to the health condition of a per- under the Kentucky Open Records :2
KPA General Counsel 3551?; identifiable health information relating son. Act. Unraveling all of this will be a
Dinsmore 8: Shole A was. to an individual. The penalties are Public officials consider the regula- challenge. But First Amendment con— 1 ,
Watch out world! {1:33, 5; hefty and range from fines of up to tions to have overridden their states’ siderations will have to be taken into / 5
. The United States 9 $50,000 and/ or imprisonment for as open records laws that give the public account. .2
‘ Department of Health g”, much as a year to higher fines and access to information concerning HIPAA and the privacy regulations '
and Human Services’ 0”?” longer imprisonments if the offense is deaths, births, and admissions and dis— are complex, lengthy and far-reaching.
new privacy regula- j ‘. committed under false pretenses or charges from public hospitals. (Most This column, obviously, barely }
tions implementing the with intent to sell or use individually open records laws contain an excep- scratches the surface. We wanted to
federal Health Insurance Portability identifiable health information for tion for other state or federal laws alert you, though, to a concern that’s 1
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have commercial advantage, personal gain which require a particular record to be looming on the horizon and bound to
come to town. Before those regula- or malicious harm. kept confidential. Kentucky’s law has increase exponentially.
tions became effective in April 2003, Nothing in the Act itself or in the this exception.) For more information see: .
there were months and months of legislative history of HIPAA suggests The privacy regulations of HIPAA OThe NNA/ NAA's letter to I
hand wringing throughout all sectors that Congress gave any thought to only apply to ”covered entities,” as Secretary Thompson of the US 3
of the business world. There was also First Amendment issues or made any defined in the Act, who use electronic Department of Health and Human
some fear among news media organi- effort to balance the public’s interest in billing. The definition of covered enti— Services - http: / / www.naa.org/ con— '.
zations that these new regulations access to information against a tyis not concretely drawn beyond hos- ferences /annua102 /live /NAA-NNA- .
would have a detrimental effect on our patient’ 5 privacy in his or her medical pitals, doctors and other direct health ASNE-HIPAA commentspdf. ‘
ability to gather news. It looks like information. care providers using electronic billing. OThe HHS decision tree on who is
that has begun to happen in Kentucky. Then came the regulations. They So the Act and the regulations are cre- covered- http: / / www.hhs.gov/ ocr /
HIPAA’s overall goals are have even tightened the restrictions on ating a lot of confusion and concern. OThomas R. Iulin, et al., "MLRC “Z
admirable. The law aims to make accessibility to health information. Still, it seems a great stretch for a Newsgathering Committee Memo: A
health insurance coverage portable Because of that, and because of the stiff police department to consider itself a Controversial Federal Law May ;
and more available to Americans, to fines and penalties for violations, covered entity. An emergency medical Impede Public Health Reporting When
prevent health care fraud and abuse agencies are beginning to guard very services agency might well fall within it is Most Needed (2003). 1‘
and to streamline the administration of closely what health information they the definition, but a police department So that we can appropriately
health care plans. All of these goals will release to the public. That means should not. So a police department address these access issues as they
involve more communication of health that health-related information once should not be prohibited from provid- arise, please notify the KPA office or 1,
. care information about individuals routinely available to reporters is now ing incident reports and other records your Hotline attorneys if your records ,’ _
N ..._ and, in particular, more communica- being withheld by overly cautious. it has routinely made public in the request is denied on the basis of the - [n+7
7"WfiQIthsuCh data "electronically. ' public agencies. For example, the City past. HIPAA privacy regulations. ’,
For that reason, Congress wanted to of Covington’s police department has The Attorney General has received If you have any questions about '5
ensure protection of an individual’s denied requests for some police inci- several requests for opinions regard- this issue or any other topics covered ’
privacy. So it wrote into the law some dent reports on the basis that they ing the effect of the HIPAA privacy by the Hotline, don’t hesitate to call
stiff penalties for violations; that is, for involve injury to a person, which regulations on access to public records your Hotline attorneys. :
' Kentucky papers experience problems with HIPPA 1’
' ’ tion. It protects patients’ medical their news athering endeavors. dislike running a stor about an f;
Apr]! S enaCtment records and other health information, ”We areg experiencing some prob- injured child and not bgling able to .
7 keeplng reporters from which can make it complicated for the lems getting patient conditions after give updated info about the condi- -’
. - . . media to obtain information about a auto accidents,” said Jeff Neal, editor tion.” ’
Obtalnlng lnformatlon patient in the hospital unless that of The Commonwealth Journal in Rush said that the theme behind ;
patient has signed a waiver releasing Somerset. ”It seems that some facili- the act was to give patients absolute ,
Eigfgfiegglfisigfiiglg his / her records. According to Tonda ties believe they don’t even have to rights as to what is said about them Q
There’ 5 been a big accident on a Rush, director of public policy for the verify that the patient has been admit— concerning their health records. ,.
major highway in your town. It is National Newspaper Association, the ted for treatment. So, we have a huge ”There’s much more to HIPPA .‘
. a ch’ d dl' _ S 1 1 most widely viewed interpretation of hole. We have law enforcement say— than privacy,” Rush said. The 70-page é
pproa mg ea ine evera peop e . . . . . . . .
were injured and taken to a nearby HIPPA IS,‘lf a reporter supplies the ingapatient was transported, but the documentdeals with things such as . .
hospital, but you don’t know the hospital With the name of the person faCility shutting us down at that insurance information and the way in