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Can my employer request a hospital note concerning my

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Can my employer request a hospital note concerning my mothers admission to hospital under hippa laws?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.
Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.
Why are they requesting a note regarding your mother?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because I called in sick for work the day she was admitted
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well didnt call in sick but told them I couldnt come in because my mim was in hospital
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the additional information.
HIPAA only applies to medical providers. So, as a general rule, employers are not covered under those privacy rules and can request information or confirmation regarding absences.
In other words, yes, they can legally request the letter regarding your mother's hospitalization.
I hope this is helpful to your question.
Best regards.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
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