Riverside, CA asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California

Q: A next door neighbor was was a nurse at kaiser hospital were I go for medical called cps and devolved med info and lied.

She told CPS my medical history and personal and private info to try and get my kids taken away. CPS FOUND no wrong doing on my part and after explaining to Cps what I have been going thru with my neighbors she proceeded to tell me that it was wrong for what that nurse had done and she did release medical info that was illegal and cps " ms Williams " would testify and or state the wrong doing for my behalf if needed to prosecute this nurse maria, my neighbor. Now this same neighbor would have me watch her daughter while she went out to taco Tuesday with my wife every Tuesday, so if I'm that much of a problem, why would she trust me with her own daughter?

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, unauthorized disclosure of medical information by a healthcare provider could be a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), or other privacy laws. You could potentially have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the nurse for invasion of privacy, breach of confidentiality, and/or other claims. Additionally, her behavior could be subject to professional disciplinary actions, including the potential loss or suspension of her nursing license.

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.