Indiana University Health officials released a statement Friday that one of its physicians did not violate privacy laws when she shared a story with the IndyStar about an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio boy.

“As part of IU Health’s commitment to patient privacy and compliance with privacy laws, IU Health routinely initiates comments, including news stories about Dr. Caitlin Bernard,” IU Health officials said in an email. “IU Health conducted an investigation with the full cooperation of Dr. Bernard and other members of the IU Health team. IU Health’s investigation found Dr. Bernard to be in compliance with privacy laws.”

Earlier this week Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita questioned whether Bernard, a gynecologist, violated HIPAA rules, without testifying. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act passed in 1996 aims to protect the privacy of patient information and violations of the law can lead to settlement.

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