SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So I checked my cell phone for new messages earlier this afternoon and saw that I had one from the office manager of a physician with whom I left a message last week about shadowing opportunities. Apparently, because of "new HIPAA regulations," I'm unable to shadow this doctor because I "have no right to hear patient information." All text quoted is excerpted from her (the office manager's) message. Is this doctor just trying to maneuver his way around declining my inquiry, or has HIPAA honestly established new rules that forbid shadowing experiences from taking place in accordance with patient privacy concerns?