Logan, UT asked in Personal Injury for Utah

Q: Is it legal when you sign a consent form that includes mail email and electronic devices but instead made numerous call

I signed a consent to release information that stated mail email or electronic devices why at a rehabilitation center instead worker made numerous calls to family members discussing me

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Utah attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult to say whether their conduct constitutes a privacy violation without knowing what other documents are in your patient file. If family members participate in a patient's enrollment in such programs and there are emergency or other contact arrangements, it's possible a facility could be within its rights. It's difficult to say based on these limited facts. However, if you do not want your personal or medical information discussed with anyone other than yourself, you could ask to see one of the facility's administrators and discuss the issue with them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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