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This is classic over reaching by law enforcement authorities to isolate your son in the hopes that they can manipulate him into making a confession. Your son needs legal counsel IMMEDIATELY. He very likely has been persuaded by law enforcement that that is not necessary and makes him look guilty.
I am aware of NO law that allows law enforcement to direct or dictate an individuals HIPPA rights. The law allows correctional facilities to be educated as to the over all medical condition of a prisoner in their charge. It does not allow law enforcement to dictate who the patient authorizes to obtain this information.
It is also suspicious behavior on the part of law enforcement because we do not know how your son was injured.
I am sure that costs are an issue, but please contact your son's attorney, or arrange for your son's attorney so that his legal rights and his health can be protected. It is vital to his civil rights that you do so.
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