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Do potential employers have access to medical records from a rehab stay
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HIPPA is a federal law that keeps your private medical records just that, private. Your employer should not have access to this information and the hospital or any physician could get in sever trouble with fines from the government if your rights under the law are ignored. So the answer is no, your employers do not have access.

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