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Can a doctor’s office disclose appointment information to someone that’s not the patient and that’s not an authorized person in the patient’s records?

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Louisiana

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I called the doctor’s office to file a complaint but the manager was not there. The nurse told an ex-boyfriend when and what time my next appointment is.

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That the ex is not under my authorized users.

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No. Only to the patient or an authorized agent. Anything else is a hipaa violation. Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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