My SIL works at a pediatrician's office at the front desk and my sister happens to take her children to that office. Sister's oldest son was just there yesterday for a really bad case of poison ivy. This evening SIL is talking to my hubby and tells my hubby all about my nephew's poison ivy, which is a violation of HIPAA.
If you were my sister, would you report this incident to the doctor?
I should clarify that the person that works at the ped office is my hubby's sister, so she isn't related to my sister in the least and she doesn't really know my sister at all.
The person who works at the doctor's office isn't related to the patient that she talked about. So this isn't a family discussion at all. The person that she blabbed to happens to be related to the patient. Also, I have no desire to get my SIL in any trouble. I want to talk to her about why she shouldn't be blabbing other people's personal medical business all over town. My sister (the patient's mom) wants to report her. Hence the moral dilema.
Thanks to those who immediately jumped on the hate bandwagon, especially when that was never even hinted at. Love how some read between the lines and get it completely wrong.
The only people that I have told about this are all of you lovely ladies here on CM. I did NOT tell my sister what my SIL said. My husband called my sister without my knowledge and told me about all of this after the fact.