I have a step mother that is a doctor and she told my dad every thing i told her, In her office and all the meds i was geting

Asked about 2 years ago - Hazard, KY

I thought every thing i told her was keep private, and I never go around my father he's nothing but a criminal but one night he left 4 threatning vociemails which i have recorded and charges filed and a EPO because he is on drugs and scares me to death..He has also been convicted on phone harssament before.. But can i sue her for telling what was told to her in private??

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  1. Lars A. Lundeen


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I see that you filed this question under "HIPAA rights". Unfortunately the federal HIPAA statute does not provide you with a private cause of action against your stepmother . What are your specific damages? You certainly are free to file a complaint with the state medical Board concerning your doctor's behavior.

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