Thursday, December 4, 2014
A dad comes in with his little girl to pick up a prescription for his wife. The little girl is very excited because dad lets her push the buttons on the point of sale device. The script is for generic Percocet and this is a new customer for us. Why? Because their regular Goofmart Pharmacy didn't have enough to fill the prescription and they sent him here. What kind of pharmacy manager doesn't have enough generic Percocet on hand just before Thanksgiving? Heck if I know, but that's another story for another day.
Since the patient is new to us, we need an acknowledgement for HIPAA, which I explain to the dad. He signs the acknowledgement. The little girl, bewildered, asks:
"Why are they protecting hippo privacy?" Good question, young lady. I don't know. She was so little and cute, I couldn't help but start laughing. Then she asked why I was laughing. Then the dad started laughing.