Patient discussion about access
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Q. ex-wife works in hospital and accesses my and my familys medical records what can i/we do about this legally
this is done without any consent she has computer acess to any records and accesses them upon her own
|A1||If you are sure of this she is breaking the law...Hippa protects patient right and this is a clear voliation of those right. I suggest you get a copy of the hospitals Right to Privacy , HIPPA paperwork. Then If you can prove this write a letter to hospital admenistration and one to her supervisor and/or director. Let them know you know this is a violation of patient rights and you want it dealt with immediatly or you will seek out legal council. They should responded to your letter in avery timely matter. If you do not have proof discuss with someone in medical record about the "need to know" bases and if ther eis no reason for her to know this information( she could be one tha thas to put it on your records) you would like to be assured she has no access to them and if she is doing a job that would give her the right ask that they please have someone else in the department handle you and your family dure to personal reasons. I encourage you to handle this in a very proffesi|
|A2||that is horrible. do you have evidence that proves it? that she is accessing your medical files? if so it might be wise to call up a lawyer and first of all send a letter to the hospital that notify them she is doing so and then you can press charges. and if you do not have- send the hospital a letter that say you suspect of that and you are concerned she might do an illegal activity with that information and ask them to close your files from her.|
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