It is the business of the government if you are doc shopping in order to obtain multiple prescriptions in a small amount of time, which is what this database tracks.I have terminal cancer and spend $2,000 a month on morphine. Nobody's business.
Its also a clear violation of what would be similar to DCI regulation and policy. Such violations will get a person fired and cause them to lose their certification. Just ask the jackass who tried to look up information through DCI/NCIC on President Obama, obviously without a need to do so. Every time I run a tag, it is recorded with my system login, and if there becomes an issue, or even an accusation of wrongdoing, it can be checked into. I don't see why such a policy would not be implimented IF law enforcement would have access to this.What medications someone takes is very personal information. It's a clear violation of HIPPA, imo. Now you might say, "Hey, that never happens." I won't agree with you because coppers can be curious, malicious, or big-mouthed -- just like anybody else.
I learned a long time ago that the less the police, judges, jailers, and government know about me the better. It's called: keeping your name off of the list. I still stand by that premise. It's true in countries all over the world.
Computer data bases have made a really huge list. I will not be on that list. You may call it being paranoid of nothing that will hurt me in the long run. I call it better safe than sorry.
Re: Request for prescription information
One of you will end up here next!
HIPPA is Federal. State sherriffs don't have and won't get jurisdiction. No Federal Judge will write a warrant for any state LEO. If the Feds want enforcement, then that is what the DEA is for, not any local yokel. Stick a fork in it, it's done.
Regards from Rosie
"If you wanna get it done, you gotta fight for yourself." --Meat Loaf, Bat Outta Hell II