He had me sign a discloser form, did not take the time to read all the small print, but the doctor told me it would go to the other doctors not my therapist. When I went to see the therapist, I was shocked when she mentioned what I privately told the doctor.
Administrative Law Lawyer
Sounds like a semantics event. Is your therapist a doctor? Does your doctor think that your therapist is a doctor? Did your therapist get the info directly from the doctor?
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Health care providers have very great latitude under HIPAA and other medical privacy laws to share information for the purpose of caring for patients. If you don't want this to happen again, be VERY clear up front about your expectations and prepared to find another doctor if he / she takes a different view.
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