Thanks for the additional information.
Here is the problem with trying to get the hospital to do anything. Under HIPAA,the Privacy Rule excludes from protected health information employment records
that a covered entity maintains in its capacity as an employer and education and certain other records subject to, or defined in, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g.
As the purpose of you transmitting the document was to excuse an absence, as opposed to be placed in your treatment chart, the employer is not bound by the HIPAA regulations.
HOWEVER, that does NOT mean that your rights have not been violated---they have.
You may sue the person who proceeded to share your personal medical information with the staff for Invasion of Privacy. You appear to have a meritorious claim.
Small claims court would likely be the most effective court of choice, and after you win, you can seek an order from the court attaching the wages of the idiot who violated your privacy rights, so that you can collect the damages you will be awarded.
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