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I had to complete a health information summary on myself for renewal health coverage at my husbands work. I completed the form and mailed it to their HR person. They in turn shared the information with my husband. I am going through a divorce and my soon to be x has no business knowing my health concerns or the mental issues I am going through because of his abuse. I feel my hippa rights were violated and I need something in writing to take to court. Suggestions?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  InformationForYou replied 4 years ago.

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Unfortunately, HIPAA rights apply to medical professionals.

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So if you filled out the information for a doctor and then your doctor disclosed it, then it would relate to a HIPAA violation.

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If it is disclosed by a non-HIPAA covered person (such as an insurance company), then there is no HIPAA violation, I'm afraid.

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