You weren't required to consent to the drug test. And the doctor wasn't required to refill your amphetamine prescription. Your doctor's office sounds like it is staffed by rude people. I would change doctors and move on.
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I would call your doctor and explain how you felt, the doctor should know his staff was rude to you (I would want to know if my staff behaved like this!). That being said, a doctor can ask for a drug test to determine levels of prescriptions, get baselines ect but you never have to agree though then the doctor doesn't have to continue prescribing to you. It is your choice.
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That being said, your doctor can refuse to prescribe, but you don't have to submit to a drug test if you don't want to. I'm curious as to why they chose to test you based on what appears to be a minor issue - it really shouldn't raise the flags it appeared to raise all by itself.
The nurse may have violated HIPAA by making her public announcement; however, you don't have a private right of action under HIPAA - but you can report it to HHS.
If you don't trust the doctor or the staff, I would recommend changing doctors - and let your doc know why. Losing you as a patient, and your revenue, may spur your doctor to make some changes in the office procedures and standards.
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