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Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not

Hi. Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not private violate dr/patient confidentiality or HIPPA laws?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No - I attempted to ask the question on the website - but after I entered my CC# ***** said not available for my question.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was having a medical consultation with an MD for weight loss and 3 other patients were outside the room (with door open) and overheard details of my medical history. Is this a violation? Thank you.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Hi - This wasn't a traffic related issue. Thank you.

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Gerald, Esq

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Currently trying to sell my late father's property to pay

Currently trying to sell my late father's property to pay for nursing care expenses. Nursing home hired an attorney and they sent a summons. Had to hire a civil attorney who said this basically amounts to a lawsuit. Anyway, my attorney asked my realtor to provide a copy of the purchase contract so they can put nursing home attorney at abeyance. However, my realtor says that due to realtor confidentiality codes, she can't provide copy of purchase contract since potential buyer doesn't want name revealed. Attorney says realtor needs to provide a copy of this contract. Therefore, I'm stuck in the middle between two parties I hired and paying good money to them and neither side is cooperating. What do I do?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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My sister called my social worker at the VA hospital who is

My sister called my social worker at the VA hospital who is part of my treatment team which includes my counselor, psychiatrist and my primary care physician. The social worker had no problems releasing confidential medical information to my sister. Mind you I never signed a release of information giving permission to do so. Also it wasn't an emergency either this happend on 8/16/2016. The social worker even asked my sister if she could discuss what they have talked about with my treatment team. The information my sister supplied was mostly lies. So I have appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday August 24, 2016 and I am going stop all mental health care except getting my psych meds from the psychiatrist. Since I have had 6 serious suicide attempts in the past I require ongoing care since I don't trust the VA hospital with my care anymore I don't know where i will get care. I am fine and don't have suicidal thoughts at this time but who knows what the future holds. I counted on the VA hospital to be there if thing went down hill now I don't. My name is***** and you may reach me at***@******.*** or call me at(###) ###-####I would like to know any HIPPA VIOLATIONS WERE COMMITTED HERE.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I am a psychologist in NC and I am being threatened as is my

I am a psychologist in NC and I am being threatened as is my previous client by her estranged husband. He recorded a conversation between myself and her without our consent and is threatening to report me to my license board for the relationship. The data are likely enough to demonstrate a breach of ethics but the recording was not legal as far as I know. My question is two fold. What if anything can I do to protect myself from this?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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If I have a signed no compete agreement in place that is

If I have a signed no compete agreement in place that is signed by both parties, is it legal and binding?...or are there other requirements like it to be notarized?

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Barrister

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Question on non-disclosure agreement (NDA) - to be working

Question on non-disclosure agreement (NDA) - to be working with outside partners and suppliers on a newly developed product and need an NDA that is ROBUST from legal perspective. Have seen plenty of templates. Question is how specific the NDA needs to be in light of describing the product? Please offer 1-2 good sample NDAs as references.

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David Stewart

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I run a non-profit corporation for youth sports. We (the

I run a non-profit corporation for youth sports. We (the board of directors) voted to not invite a volunteer coach back for the upcoming season due to complaints from our league, the officials association, other coaches and a number of the parents. This individual has been arguing the situation ever since he was told he would not be invited back but his son was still welcome to play with us if they chose. There was an additional meeting after the decision to listen to his supporters (4 of 36 families) and the vote was still to support the majority of our 93 family team and not invite him back. Since that time he has continually called some board members, given organization information such as protected email addresses to other, sent the decision to some families asking them to contact the league which they have. The league has told us they will stay out of organization business. He continues to spread fallacies, rumors and private information. Does he have the right to continue to slander the organization just because he was a volunteer?

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CalAttorney2

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State of New Hampshire. My husband has decided he wants a

State of New Hampshire. My husband has decided he wants a divorce. He is the sole proprietor of an LLC with net revenues if 250k per year. I have been blocked by him from any insight into our financial position; all the bills come to him and I am given an allowance for groceries only. Anything else he has to aporove. We are dealing with more than 25k in back property taxes and underwater on a house in both our names. We he opened his business account I was added as an authorized signer on the account. How can I legally explore our financial position without alerting him to it?

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Roger

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My wife was told that there was a sex offender staying at

My wife was told that there was a sex offender staying at the same rv park as us, no names were mentioned, just that he rides a bike.. we'll we have our two daughters with us so being concerned she asked the staff if they new of this and they said they would check into it. The same day I get home and am confronted by a man asking me if I said this , I had no idea she asked. My question is it legal for the business to contact this guy about this and tell him who asked the staff, I don't know this guy, he just got out of prison so he says and now I don't know what he is capable of doing while I'm at work. They actually called his mom told her and she called him and told him I thought that info was confidential , just feel like it could put my wife and kids in danger. Your thoughts on this matter would help a great dealJoe

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Phillips Esq.

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