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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6855 on: February 13, 2013, 02:42:27 PM »
I would use it as you would a fabric softener (either add it during the rinse cycle or in the cup meant for FS.)

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« Reply #6856 on: February 13, 2013, 02:43:17 PM »
DOes the HIPAA law applies to minors?  REason I am asking is that Mom, Dad and Daughter (Daughter is under the age of 17) were out eating.
Daughter falls to ground with severe ache in abdomen; she is rushed to ER.  Dr. diagnosed an  ectopic pregnancy, even though daughter (and parents)
swore she was not sexually active.  Pregnancy confirmed by sonogram & PG test.
 
Dr. told daughter she was PG, daughter asked him to to tell parents.  Daughter must have surgery as infection is setting in.  Is Dr. constrained by HIPAA not to tell
parents, even though she is a minor?

This was on Life in the ER on TLC to other night and I think I have recounted it correctly.  Dr. never did tell them she was PG and it ended as she was wheeled into surgery.

Just wondering

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« Reply #6857 on: February 13, 2013, 02:44:39 PM »
DOes the HIPAA law applies to minors?  REason I am asking is that Mom, Dad and Daughter (Daughter is under the age of 17) were out eating.
Daughter falls to ground with severe ache in abdomen; she is rushed to ER.  Dr. diagnosed an  ectopic pregnancy, even though daughter (and parents)
swore she was not sexually active.  Pregnancy confirmed by sonogram & PG test.
 
Dr. told daughter she was PG, daughter asked him to to tell parents.  Daughter must have surgery as infection is setting in.  Is Dr. constrained by HIPAA not to tell
parents, even though she is a minor?

This was on Life in the ER on TLC to other night and I think I have recounted it correctly.  Dr. never did tell them she was PG and it ended as she was wheeled into surgery.

Just wondering

I saw that episode, too. I'm pretty sure the doctor said he couldn't legally tell the parents without the daughter's permission.
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« Reply #6858 on: February 13, 2013, 02:50:03 PM »
Per the website, there are very few instances where the gaurdian's wouldn't have access to the information.
http://www.hhs.gov/hipaafaq/personal/227.html

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« Reply #6859 on: February 13, 2013, 03:10:31 PM »
DOes the HIPAA law applies to minors?  REason I am asking is that Mom, Dad and Daughter (Daughter is under the age of 17) were out eating.
Daughter falls to ground with severe ache in abdomen; she is rushed to ER.  Dr. diagnosed an  ectopic pregnancy, even though daughter (and parents)
swore she was not sexually active.  Pregnancy confirmed by sonogram & PG test.
 
Dr. told daughter she was PG, daughter asked him to to tell parents.  Daughter must have surgery as infection is setting in.  Is Dr. constrained by HIPAA not to tell
parents, even though she is a minor?

This was on Life in the ER on TLC to other night and I think I have recounted it correctly.  Dr. never did tell them she was PG and it ended as she was wheeled into surgery.

Just wondering

I saw that episode, too. I'm pretty sure the doctor said he couldn't legally tell the parents without the daughter's permission.

I think (and reading Hmmmmmmm's link) it might come down to two things. (I saw that episode too)
1. Age of consent and abortion notification laws for that state. 
2. The fact that the dad was very aggressive in his mannerisms and outright enraged by the idea of even having a gynecologist examine his daughter.

If the girl is old enough to consent to sex, and is not required by law to inform her parents before terminating a pregnancy (not sure how ectopic's play into that, but still pregnancy is pregnancy in the eyes of the law), then that certainly muddies the waters on whether to tell the parents.  But add in an irrationally angry dad, and the Dr has a legitimate case of thinking the girl could suffer if he was told, in which case the Dr is not obligated to tell.

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« Reply #6860 on: February 13, 2013, 03:14:43 PM »
HIPPA applies regardless of age of the patient. However, the age of consent for medical procedures varies by state, and it is entirely possible for a child to be a "minor" in some areas (e.g., not eligible to vote) but to be of age to consent to medical treatment. In my state for example, 16 is the age of medical consent, and at that point the 16 year old may control access to their record.

I think the weirder point is that the daughter asked the doctor to tell the parents (or was that a typo? Did you mean to say she asked him "not" to tell the parents?)  Because if she asked him to tell, well that's consent.  Done and done.

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« Reply #6861 on: February 13, 2013, 04:39:15 PM »
Do you guys not have Gillick Competence?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillick_competence

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« Reply #6862 on: February 13, 2013, 05:38:06 PM »
Do you guys not have Gillick Competence?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillick_competence

In short, no.
The rules about age of consent and such vary from state to state in the US.  Different states have different ages and laws pertaining to when a minor can marry, get a learners permit to drive, can have sex, can get birth control and get an abortion (which might be general law about medical procedures/surgery but I have only heard about cases involving minors and informing parents in regard to abortion) without parental notification/permission. 
Everywhere in the US, someone over 18 is considered an adult for these things, but in many states some if not all of them are afforded to younger people ranging from 14 to 17 years.

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« Reply #6863 on: February 13, 2013, 06:54:13 PM »
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« Reply #6864 on: February 13, 2013, 07:52:25 PM »

Yes, standing up is more respectful.

There is a whole book of etiquette regarding that that's not much in use any more. For example, if you and your DH were eating in a restaurant, and a female friend dropped by to chat, your DH would have to stand the entire time, out of respect.
That rule has a practical side.


Dad did this and while Sis and I were say elementary - JH age we had to stand also because the people were our elders. You know what people said a quick Hello  - oh don't get up enjoy your meal we are going to our table - instead of hanging out and talking while looming over us and our meals.

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« Reply #6865 on: February 13, 2013, 08:06:14 PM »
What is my eye shape?

Gorgeous.  :D

I was gonna say pretty. You have very pretty eyes. ^^

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« Reply #6866 on: February 13, 2013, 08:17:57 PM »
I agree with Dazi that Physicians Formula and Almay are definitely among the nicer drugstore brands. I bought an eyeshadow palette similar to the last one a few years back, and it definitely had more pigment than a lot of other brands.

One thing I'm personally super sick of, though, is the way a lot of brands categorize eyeshadow colors based on eye color. It's not a bad idea necessarily, but just because I have blue eyes does not mean I should be wearing blue eyeshadow. Blue eyeshadow is an extremely difficult color for me to pull off, and it doesn't make my eyes pop so much as it makes me look ill. I wouldn't mind this trend so much if any of the other eye color palettes had better colors, but they all have colors that really don't work well for me. I need super earthy colors, to counteract the pink in my skin and offset the blue of my eyes. So you might want to take those kinds of eyeshadow palettes with a grain of salt.

I might have to check out that nude palette you linked to, Dazi, since I can't recall having seen it before.

I heartily agree with the bolded. Blue eyeshadow makes me look like a reject from the 80s. I have only gotten lucky with one of those "eye color enhancing" palettes - it had taupe, dark brown, and copper. Those are the colors I can actually wear. (And of course they discontinued that specific combo...  ::))

I have blue/gray/wha!? eyes. (as in they like to randomly change color, depending on my clothes, the weather, the alighnment of jupiter... etc. We have a pair of photos of me, in the same clothes, the same chair, the same lighting, same day, but an hour apart. In one my eyes are almost black-gray and in the other they're bright blue.) The wha!? color is actually violet. And they only do that when I have absolutely no one to "wow" too...  :(

Anyway, a friend bought me the "eye palette" for green eyes. Because of all the colors my eyes turn, sure, buy me a palette for the color they DON'T turn. Strange girl, but lovable.

It looked amazing. It really did. Not sure why though. I have yet to find the same palette since the shadow ran out. Maybe they were the same brand?

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« Reply #6867 on: February 13, 2013, 10:41:23 PM »
I get that if you are allergic to food, you can't eat it. But what if you are intolerant to it and like the taste?

I keep reading about gluten intolerance and not being able to eat it... but if you really just miss the taste of something that has gluten, couldn't you just chew it till flavor yumminess has been achieved then spit it out? Not at a restaurant or something... but it seems like a viable solution.


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« Reply #6868 on: February 13, 2013, 11:03:33 PM »
I get that if you are allergic to food, you can't eat it. But what if you are intolerant to it and like the taste?

I keep reading about gluten intolerance and not being able to eat it... but if you really just miss the taste of something that has gluten, couldn't you just chew it till flavor yumminess has been achieved then spit it out? Not at a restaurant or something... but it seems like a viable solution.


Don't ask. I saw it as a weird diet tip once and wondered if it would work for a different purpose.

Simply put, no.

Gluten intolerance, IME, is akin to a gluten allergy in that while it doesn't necessarily produce the exact same body reaction, both reactions can be just as violent and harm inducing.
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« Reply #6869 on: February 13, 2013, 11:09:22 PM »
Not with gluten, nut, or shellfish allergies. Those are ususlly pretty strong and violent, so even the little that escapes would be too much. I've heard of cases where even kissing someone who has just eaten the food can cause a reaction.