Hippa violation? ??

  1. I had a question for the receptionist at my dr. My primary dr had emailed me and told me to pick up a prescription he called in for me for an illness. I asked the girl at my other dr if she knew how long my wait time would be because i had to get to the pharmacy, she asked if it was urgent so i showed her the email instead of blurting out my business. She went and got her manager and i was asked to leave abd that i couldn't be seen until my dr cleared ne. When i asked why she said because i was just informed that you have( "#$!%" dont know if i can specify what illness) but i didn't have what she said.
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Chewysmama
    I had a question for the receptionist at my dr. My primary dr had emailed me and told me to pick up a prescription he called in for me for an illness. I asked the girl at my other dr if she knew how long my wait time would be because i had to get to the pharmacy, she asked if it was urgent so i showed her the email instead of blurting out my business. She went and got her manager and i was asked to leave abd that i couldn't be seen until my dr cleared ne. When i asked why she said because i was just informed that you have( "#$!%" dont know if i can specify what illness) but i didn't have what she said.
    I don't see a HIPAA violation here -- you showed the email to "the girl". The decision to share the information was yours.

    You haven't shared what illness you were told you had or what illness your first doctor told you that you had. It's possible that the same illness has more than one name -- your first doctor referred to it by one name and the manager referred to it by another name. Nor have you shared what type of "dr" you were seeing -- there may be legitimate reasons why a diagnosis for an illness may have necessitated a delay in treatment by the other "dr". We can't speak to that because you haven't shared enough information.
  4. by   nurse2033
    You shared the information. Not a violation.
  5. by   JKL33
    This doesn't have anything, at all, to do with HIPAA.
  6. by   CoolKidsRN
    Agree with previous posts, not a HIPAA violation. OP, Why do you think it's a violation?

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