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Can my employer contact my sons doctors office to validate

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Can my employer contact my sons doctors office to validate doctors notes without my permission?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 4 months ago.

Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

The employer may contact your son's doctor, but the doctor can not tell him anything without your express consent (assuming your son is a minor). Otherwise, the doctor would be violating HIPAA confidentiality laws regarding the disclosure of confidential medical information.

Expert:  Loren replied 4 months ago.

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