My fiancé who is currently in a prison in FL believes that his HIPAA rights where violated and he is in fear of his life. An officer who had no business know his HIV status unless the doctor told him, announced in front on other inmates his status so now he is in fear of the inmates as well as the office from retaliation. Please let me know what I can do about this. I have already gotten the prison to do an investigation so that he will not have to go back to that facility but I don't know what else I can do.
Health Care Lawyer
Typically inmates do not have HIPAA rights for care rendered while in custody.
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