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Mary Baker Eddy
Church Manual of The First Church of Christ Scientist,
in Boston, Mass

p. 46:12

Practitioners and Patients. Sect. 22. Members of this Church shall hold in sacred confidence all private communications made to them by their patients; also such information as may come to them by reason of their relation of practitioner to patient. A failure to do this shall subject the offender to Church discipline.

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996.
This Act protects the personal, health and financial information of patients.
We are required to keep this information private by utilizing precautions and policies
that prohibit the release or transmission of patient information to unauthorized sources.