Asked in Health Care Law for Nevada

Q: Medical provider gave Personal Health Info to at fault party insurer. Does this violate patient privilege in Nevada ?

Following a car accident our health care provider released all of our family's medical records, including 3rd party medical records /3 people/ to the at fault party's insurance company. accident was december 2016/ potential hipaa violation / privilege violation was less than 90 days ago

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Kevin Christopher Murphy
Kevin Christopher Murphy
  • La Mesa, CA
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Yes, if there was an over broad production that didn't involve anyone in the accident and/or protected info. You can report the provider to the Medical Board and pursue a HIPAA violation claim but those are very difficult cases. Good luck!

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