Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
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Your question was: Is it a HIPPA violation for medical office staff to discuss your medical issues or attempt to discuss with patients?
The answer, generally, is no, it is not a violation of HIPAA for a member of the staff to discuss your medical issues with you. It would normally be a HIPAA violation for them to discuss your issues with another patient or to discuss your medical issues with anyone not specifically authorized to receive the information but it isn't to discuss it with you.
I understand. I'm not sure why it says Employment Law. It was in the General Law section. The answer is the same though.