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I went to a walk in clinic my employer called the clinic and was faxed over a work note without my writtin or oral consent is this a hippa violation

1 Answers. Asked on Oct 02nd, 2017 on Civil Rights - Connecticut
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employer recieved a faxwd copy of a dr's note that is not in my file and I did not give any consent to release any information from my file I believe both my work and the walk in clinic violated my hippa rights
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Answered on Oct 10th, 2017 at 2:34 PM

If an entity violates HIPAA, the Department of Health and Human Services may impose a civil or criminal penalty against the violator. But what if the HIPAA violation causes calculable harm? Can a person or entity sue for a HIPAA violation? Generally, no. HIPAA does not give a person or entity the right to file a lawsuit based on a HIPAA violation.  There is some case law that might disagree with this however, is there a calculable harm?

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