HIPPA weaponization collides with Hippocratic principles as doctor fights “gender-affirming care”

June 14, 2024

While Texas Governor Greg Abbot stands as a NorthStar for parental rights, Texas Children’s Hospital has not followed suit. On May 16, 2023, Dr. Eithan Haim, a 33-year-old surgeon, blew the whistle on Texas Children’s Hospital for mutilating minors under the facade of “gender affirming care.” Following hopes of putting the hospital on trial, Dr. Haim now faces a trial of his own. 

Dr. Haim told Blaze News, “Within 24 hours of the story's release, what we had exposed was voted to become illegal, and I'm the one being investigated." He now faces four potential felony charges under HIPPA, and this should be extremely concerning to parents across the country. 

The law isn’t slanted against Dr. Haim, however. The Whistleblower Safe Harbor at 45 C.F.R. § 164.502 (j) provides that whistleblowers have amnesty if they believed “in good faith” that the entity acted in an unlawful manor or otherwise violated “professional or clinical standards, or that the care, services, or conditions provided by the covered entity potentially endangers one or more patients, workers, or the public.” Dr. Haim, like all doctors, took the Hippocratic Oath to “First, do no harm.” He has done that, and Texas Children’s Hospital did not. 

“Another doctor at Texas Children’s, a Harvard-trained surgeon and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine named Kristy Rialon, has also been involved in conducting transgender surgical procedures on minors…The patients getting implants (or removals) from Rialon were 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 years old.”

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