Q: Is it considered medical malpractice if a doctor gave my records to my husband but i didn't want him to?
A: Unless you filled out a "Medical Power of Attorney” and a Health Insurance Privacy Protection Act ("HIPPA") waiver, a spouse (or even the parent of a child over 18 years old) does not have an automatic right to see your medical records.
That being said, a doctor may discuss a patient's condition with family, relatives, and friends that the patient identifies as being involved in their healthcare (unless the patient objects). And, if a doctor thinks their patient's mental state will cause them to be a danger to themselves or others, they may report this in order to prevent harm to others.
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