Q: is it a violation on HIPAA to comment on a Facebook and mention that a co-worker of mine who may be sick
I included our. place of work but no details about the individual. It was unknowingly because I am not aware of HIPAA laws. I was also fired for this. I am now afraid legal action will be taken
A: I would need more information to determine if it was a HIPAA violation. Specifically, what kind of work were you engaged in? Also, there is no private right of action in HIPAA, so even if you violated HIPAA laws, your employer or former co-worker could not use HIPAA as a basis for legal action. However, depending on the facts of your case, there could be other actions they could take.
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