Amazing how many people throw HIPAA out there without a clue, even the superintendent of Mount Carmel, when they have an infected person they said HIPAA prevents them from releasing the information. You can say what sports they’re from — you can say anything you want because you’re not a doctor. No wonder people are clueless in this town. Editor: You’re right, HIPAA is misunderstood by just about everyone. HIPAA laws only apply to medical institutions and workers, however, that doesn’t meant the district can release potentially identifying health information about students or employees without opening themselves up to potential litigation. HIPAA may not apply, but that doesn’t mean the district is protected from a lawsuit.