Quote from RNFiona
I wouldn't have said anything
You DEFINITELY did the right thing by bringing it up on your own. If you hadn't, and for some reason the parents of this child decided to complain, you would be in big trouble. Accountability is very important in nursing.
Like others have said, risk management probably wants it to cover their butts. They also use it to teach. If they keep getting incident reports on disclosures to wrong people, they will realize they need to train, figure out ways to avoid this, etc.
So, can you lose your job? Maybe. It doesn't seem likely, but it is in the realm of possibility. I think if you were to get fired, you probably would have already.
Can you lose your licence over this? No. No one was hurt, much less on purpose, you didn't steal, show up to work under the influence. I invite you to take a look at the website for your BON, and take a look at the reasons nurses have had their licences taken away, or had restrictions placed on them. Should make you feel better.
Only thing I can think of would be if you were reported for a HIPAA violation to JCAHO or the powers that be.