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I have a student who said they were in the ER and brought me

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I have a student who said they were in the ER and brought me a discharge paper. If I were to call the ER to confirm that she was intact there that day will they give me that information
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.

No, they will not provide that information because doing so would be a HIPAA violation. Such request also potentially exposes you to a claim for invasion of privacy. However, you can insist that the student provide a note from the hospital certifying that they were in fact in the ER. You can even then call the hospital to confirm the authenticity of the note.

I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.