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American Legion Complaint - My Medical information was inappropriately released.

Review by vet37 on 2011-08-05
ALBION, NEW YORK -- To veterans from Orleans County, Please be aware of this office and practice some caution when dealing with you medical information with this organization:
13996 Route 31 West
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: (585) 589-7000 ext3218
Email: veterans@orleansny.com
My medical information was released to my father in law. When I was asked to bring in medical records to this office I gave them to a lady that was acting in the presence of the person that runs this office and later found out that it wasn't the case, she was the wife of the individual running the office and therefore my medical information was compromised twice...
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-08-06
Posted by MissLeopard83 on 2011-08-06:
You should file a complaint with HIPAA. It doesn't matter what the woman's position was. She knew she was acting in a position of authority in a healthcare organization and is subject to the same laws as all healthcare providers.

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/index.html
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-08-06:
it could have been an honest mistake, although inappropriate.

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