Legal Question in Health Care Law in California

Can I sue for HIPPA violation? I reently had an appointment at a county clinic, when I asked for a not stating I had been there, the nurse refused and told me that the paper she had already given me (that had my nr#, diagnosis, and drs orders o it) was good enough. I told her she was violating my HIPPA rights and asked her again for a note and she said the dr was busy and sent me out of the office.

I am currently training to work in the medical field, my instructor, who is a licensed physician, told me I can sue,butI want to be sure.

Asked on 4/25/13, 3:29 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

No. HIPPA has specifically been interpreted by the courts as providing NO private right of action.

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Answered on 4/25/13, 3:32 pm

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