Detroit, MI asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Michigan

Q: I am the Receptionist and Personal Assistant to the CEO of a clinic. The CEO assigned Closing notes to me

The CEO has told me to go into her login, correct the notes and then sign off of them electronically. These are patient notes. I discussed this with my former supervisor and she explained how this was illegal. I need advice as I’ve closed dozens if not hundreds of notes for her.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I think you need to address your concerns to your current CEO. Your CEO may be unaware that what she's asking you to do is unlawful, and will hopefully appreciate you bringing this to her attention. She may also know it is permissible and be able to explain to you why it is. Either way, your concerns may be heard by the right person.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.