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my daughters dr office called her school and told her school

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my daughters dr office called her school and told her school nurse her entire medical history with out my ok. They never asked me to talk to any regard her medical records. where they aloud to do this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
From what you've described, it sounds as though a HIPAA violation may have occurred. HIPAA regulates privacy regarding personally identifiable health information If a patient doesn't approve a release of medical records to a third party, a doctor may not usually do so.
A victim of a HIPAA violation can report the matter to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services - Office for Civil Rights. You can reach the Office at the link below. Further, there's a wealth of information regarding HIPAA, penalties (civil and criminal), etc. at this location.

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