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Did this nurse violate my privacy???

Anonymous
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I posted something for sale in a local FB group last week. I had several responses today while I was in another town 2 hours away and figured I would answer when I got home.

Well someone called me on the item. I did NOT list my number on FB for very specific reasons. I asked her how she got it and she said on a different FB ad. Umm nope. Anyway....it turns out she is a nurse in my doctor's office and she could have ONLY gotten my number from the files there. I am PISSED.

Is this any violation? I seriously keep my number LOCKED down.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:47 PM
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Southern_Song
by Jo on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:48 PM
Go away
AllofFive19
by Emerald Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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I'd consider it a violation.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:51 PM
Yes.
PJMM
by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:51 PM
I could be wrong but i think HIPAA applies only if she shared the info. She didn't, she used it to contact you. Ask her in the future to not contact you in this way again. If it really bothers you tell the doctor about it.
Elle.tea.22
by Emerald Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:52 PM
You don't know if she asked someone else for it.
silverdawn99
by Jamie on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:54 PM
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You cant prove it
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:56 PM
This.

Quoting silverdawn99: You cant prove it
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:56 PM
You should ask for free exams for life!
dawnrothbaum
by Gold Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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She is not allowed to look in your chart for personal reasons, and calling you to purchase something is definitely personal.
ninjakids
by Christina on Jul. 14, 2017 at 9:59 PM
Nope it applies when getting info outside of the care setting. They have to be a patient assigned to you currently receiving care otherwise you cant

Quoting PJMM: I could be wrong but i think HIPAA applies only if she shared the info. She didn't, she used it to contact you. Ask her in the future to not contact you in this way again. If it really bothers you tell the doctor about it.
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