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My wife is a school teacher and returned to work with a note

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Hi my wife is a school teacher and returned to work with a note from her doctor. She applied for a supplemental position after school and her principal told the person that got the job that she is unable to keep the position because of heath reasons. Is this a Hippa Violation
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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. Although this would not qualify as a HIPAA violation since this is not a medical provider who shared the information. However, it would be a tort of invasion of privacy. The truth is that there is no cause of action for individuals who are victims of HIPAA violations anyway since the consequences in the Act only involve Government actions, but there is a private cause of action for invasion of privacy.

Your wife can, if she chooses, sit down with a local trial attorney (personal injury) who handles non-physical injury torts, to discuss whether or not the attorney believes it would be worthwhile to file suit.

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