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Generally, whether someone is admitted or discharged from a hospital is not private information and is not protected by HIPAA. So, if all the principal was told is that she was discharged and left with a parent, that's likely not any privacy violation issue. But, if there was more to it than that, you certainly have the right to file a complaint with the Dept. of Health and Human Services and let its investigators look into it. Here's a link to the complaint form: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/what-to-expect/index.html
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