Monday the Patient Privacy Laws went into effect. No information can be given out to anyone unless permission is granted from the patient. Our oldest son works at a hospital and it is immediate termination if it is found that anything is said about anyone who is receiving treatment at the hospital.
This should stop some elders who call local hospitals to see if any JWs are there and then showing up at their room, uninvited. It should also guarantee privacy to those who take blood transfusions or have medical procedures that they don't want everyone knowing about.