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Old 09-15-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Broken arm covered by HIPPA?

Is the fact that I broke my arm covered by HIPPA or other privacy laws?

I did not want the local nurse at the clinic to tell anybody but she did?
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #2
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Is the fact that I broke my arm covered by HIPPA
I have no idea what this little critter has to do with your broken arm:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippa

But if you are asking about the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) it depends on who she told and under what circumstances.

Please enlighten us.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:31 AM   #3
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She told my aunt (who is also a friend of hers) 60 miles away that I was at the clinic and that I broke my arm.

And my aunt sent the police to make sure it was not my boyfriend that did it, which it was not of course but it was embarrassing and unnecessary.
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Default Re: Broken arm covered by HIPPA?

Might be. If the nurse called your aunt from her place of work or looked up your file on the EMR system without cause she may have committed a violation. The important thing about this is the medical facility will have a record.

If you posted the injury to social media/other platform the nurse could have observed. Then the nurse called your aunt from her home, then it may not be a violation. Medical facility will not have a record. It may rely on corroboration from you aunt.

Regardless you can fill out a HIPAA complaint online.

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/index.html
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Then that very likely is a violation of HIPAA and she should be reported to her employer and the federal government:

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/index.html
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