I feel like I understand most of the HIPAA rules, but is a husband privy to information about the wife and unborn baby? I was reading about a situation where a doctor discussed u/s results with the husband of a woman (whose english wasn't very good) before telling her the results (which were that the baby would not live long after birth). Is this okay? Also, the husband did not want the wife to know the sad news. Tradition in their country is for the men to make the decisions etc. Wouldn't the healthcare providers have to tell her??