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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Can you please tell me (1) what kind of medical information is being shared, and (2) with whom - the guards? Other physicians? The Court? Etc.
This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
This is not a HIPAA violation. A medical entity may disclose Protected Health Information under HIPAA to facilitate treatment, payment, or health care operations without a patient's express written authorization. See 45 C.F.R. 164.524(a)(1)(ii). So what the facility or his individual team is doing is not a violation.
In addition, HIPAA allows the facility to disclose protected health information to law enforcement officials for law enforcement purposes as required by law, so they can let the officers know if they wanted to provided the Court allowed for this.
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