Saturday, May 25 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:04:09 GMT
(RNN) - Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl. One thing that Matt Clarke made abundantly clear in a video heMore >>
Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl.More >>
Hoover Police say crooks are phishing for financial information using text messages that appear to come from a real bank.The text messages come from different numbers with different area codes and it tellsMore >>
Hoover Police say crooks are phishing for financial information using text messages that appear to come from a real bank.More >>
TUSCALOOSA,AL (WBRC) - One man was stabbed and another man injured during a fight at the Blue Creek campground in Northeast Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies received a 911 callMore >>
One man was stabbed and another man was injured during a fight at the Blue Creek campground in Northeast Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies received a 911 call around 1:00 A.M. this morning on an assault.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:36 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:36:14 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Another 60 people were rescued in two different neighborhoods in Bexar County, according to county spokeswoman Laura Jesse. Three people were rescued from the top of roofs.More >>
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
Connecticut lawmakers have been focusing on mental health because it's believed the young man responsible for the Newtown school shooting suffered from a mental illness.
However, the public may never know what Adam Lanza suffered from before he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with two pistols and an AR-15 and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. That is due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA laws.
"We may not be able to provide that information," said Steven Sedensky of the Danbury State's Attorney Office.
It is not clear if Lanza was ever officially diagnosed with a mental illness; however, family members said he had a form of autism.
The Connecticut State Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting and a report is not expected to be available for a few months.
HIPPA laws, which were created in 1996, allow people to carry their health insurance from one job to another and keep health information private. The privacy provision was put in place mainly because paper records were being replaced with electronic record keeping and the concern was too much access.
"They go with you until eternity, except for a new wrinkle," said attorney Jennifer Cox.
Cox told Eyewitness News that starting in September, there is a new provision of HIPPA laws that after a person has been dead for 50 years, HIPPA no longer applies.
Lawmakers are looking into what caused the Newtown school shooting to occur and many told Eyewitness News if they can't learn about Lanza's mental health history, then they cannot figure out what went wrong.
"HIPPA will certainly make it more difficult for us to come up with the best solution because Adam Lanza had a propensity for violence and where did it come from, we may never know," said state Sen. Scott Frantz, who is on the legislature's Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety Task Force.
Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.