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is posting on a blog website, the HIV status of someone that has pasted aways, legal?
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Good evening. Unless you were one of the health care providers subject to HIPPA, in which case disclosing it would be a violation of HIPPA, there would be nothing illegal about disclosing the HIV status as long as it's true. In order for you to be subject to any defamation claims, the statement would have to be false.

 

 

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Can you post information about his death without the approval of his family?
Lawyer: Richard, Attorney replied 7 years ago

Yes, you do not need permission from his family..unless you have some fiduciary duty to the family by being a health care provider, attorney, etc.

 

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