A friend is talking about filing a claim which she said happened at least two years ago. I dont believe it is an honest claim but someone close to me could be affected. She claims that a nurse told that her father was in the hospital which she did not do. I just don't want some one hurt.
Hipaa privacy does not have any meaningful private right of action. She could file a complaint with the office of inspector general but inadvertent disclosures are not likely to be serious.
The nurse probably has insurance through her employer to deal with complaints like that.
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Well the rule is two years to file.
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And this friend's damages are what exactly?
Worrying about things that have not happened, and are not necessarily all that likely to happen, would be a less than enjoyable way to wander around this big blue marble.
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