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What can I do to stop my company from forcing us to use vacation time to visit the doctor?

My organization is forcing us to use vacation time instead of sick leave to visit the doctor. YANML, but is this actually legal? What can we do to get them to change this policy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Am I going to be booked for HIPPA violations?

Part of my job involves conducting phone surveys for public health/medical research. My employer wants me to start using the Emergency Contact info in the electronic health record to increase our response rate. This weirds me out. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Can a US employer ask what medications I'm on?

An employer decides to update their employee database and distributes a form with the usual name, address, emergency contact stuff on it. There is also a line for "Any medications you are currently taking." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I insure my spouse on the private market?

I'm going nuts trying to figure out the rules on how to get my spouse on an individual high-deductible health plan when coverage is theoretically available through my employer. The internet is useless. Can the hive mind help me here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Unencrypted data violation

Insurance data is unencrypted. Should this be reported? How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Received someone else's medical bill

I received someone else's medical statement with lots of personal information to boot. What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

How to disclose HIPAA violation in nursing school application?

In the early years of HIPAA, I was didn't take it as seriously as I should have and was fired from a clerical position when I looked up a co-worker's date of birth. I was wrong and a total dumb ass for doing it. Now, I would like to know what I should say about it in my nursing school application since clinical hours include hours at the hospital I was fired from. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I be concerned about my insurance company asking for my HIPAA Certificate?

I received a letter from my new health insurance company stating "they have received a claim for an illness that could be related to a pre-existing condition." What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 - 7 answers

More about doctors and privacy

What exactly can a doctor's office tell anyone who happens to pick up your phone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Forbidden fruit of the HIPAA tree

[HIPAA filter]: When dropping off our child at daycare (a small, home daycare), my spouse - a pediatrician - ran into a patient who is not vaccinated. I know you're not a lawyer; I know you're not our lawyer - what are our options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2009 - 22 answers

Medical MJ and HIPAA

I'm wondering about medical marijuana use in California and to what degree it is covered by health information privacy laws (HIPAA). I ask because my profession is regulated by a state licensing board (and an ethics board, and a national ethics board, etc. etc.) and I want to know if the Board of Behavioral Sciences could ever have access to my medical information if I were to have a card for medical MJ (this is assuming that I am only registered with the state as a legal patient, not ever picked up by the cops for any reason or have anything close to a criminal record, which I already know would get my licensing taken away). I have been searching info on medical MJ and HIPAA but have not been able to find anything conclusive. Throwaway email is anony01234@gmail.com.
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Will going to the student clinic mess up my insurance in the future?

Will seeking treatment for anxiety and depression make my health insurance less affordable/available in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 16 answers

How should we protect patient data?

What steps should a small practice take to secure patient data on a laptop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2008 - 27 answers

I want to know what why my grandma died. But I don't want any of my family to know that I want to know. Do I have options?

Besides researchers, In the US, who is allowed access to a person's Protected Health Information (tm) after they're dead? Who can get their death certificate (listing cause of death)? If these people aren't me, what can I do to cope with feeling that a loved one died because of someone's uncaring/ineptitude/etc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I ask my doc to remove a Dx from my chart?

Is it reasonable or necessary for me to ask my doctor to remove the recent "Tobacco Use Disorder" diagnosis as a "current health condition" from my medical record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2007 - 11 answers

How paranoid is too paranoid?

I feel like I'm losing my mind but I'm too worried about my medical records to do anything about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 31 answers

I hereby authorize my prospective employer to discriminate

How, under Equal Employment Opportunity, can a prospective employer ask you to sign a HIPAA waiver? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

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