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Can a doctor be sued for violation of the hipaa act

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can a doctor be sued for violation of the hipaa act
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Legal Professional replied 9 years ago.

Yes, but generally only by the government.

HIPAA did not include a private right of action...

You can however, still sue for invasion of privacy.


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
is there not a legal remedy for breach of confidentiality