I scanned in the wrong patients information into the wrong account. It only had the patient’s date of birth and Insurance Member ID number, no name. It did not leave the facility. My supervisor found it and is now taking me to HR for a HIPAA violation. Is that a HIPAA violation if it never left... View More
I rented from a corporate landlord that failed to provide the required mold booklet. They provided their own version of a mold disclosure in the lease that did not contain the same information as the booklet and was electronic. We had issues there with our clothes having an extremely mildew-y smell... View More
Under California Health and Safety Code §26148, a landlord's failure to provide the required mold booklet can potentially result in legal action by the tenant. You may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the landlord for violating this statutory requirement, especially if their version...View More
My son saw a therapist who confirmed they are in network with our insurance, Anthem. Yesterday we received an email from the provider saying they have not received any payments from Anthem for the last 6 months (for every patient thru Anthem), and they received a letter from Anthem terminating... View More
I would advise you to firstly confirm with Anthem directly regarding the status of your provider's network status and the payments in question. Secondly, under California law, healthcare providers generally are not allowed to bill patients directly for services that are covered by their...View More
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... View More
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...View More
Having multiple emergency contacts is generally a precautionary measure to ensure that a responsible party can be reached in a timely manner in case of a medical emergency or important healthcare decision. There is no specific California law that mandates the number of emergency contacts an...View More
This happened to a random woman on facebook that I do not know. I'm not even sure which state she is in. I'm just curious if there would be any precedent or law in any state/s that would label this as criminal activity? Or would this be something that in most states you could just do?... View More
In California, unauthorized DNA testing without informed consent could be considered an invasion of privacy under the state's civil laws. Depending on the circumstances, taking someone's DNA without permission may also be subject to criminal penalties for theft or fraud. Anyone concerned...View More
Someone who's health is NOT looking good what so ever, someone who had a kidney removed the previous yr for cancer, has cirrosis, HEP-C, chronic iron deficiency (has to get an iron shot (IV) weekly and NOW has recently also been diagnosed with having liver/kidney failure as well...is there any... View More
In California, it's possible for an inmate with severe medical conditions to apply for compassionate release under Penal Code section 1170(e), although these are rarely granted and are subject to several conditions including the nature of the offense. The court considers factors like public...View More
If your doctor does not feel you or others around you would not be safe if you go back to your job, of course he can make that determination. This issue is your condition, not whether you can receive further disability benefits.
It's possible to be served legal documents, including during a hospital stay. However, serving someone who is in a critical health condition or facing a mental health crisis can be complex, and laws regarding this may vary by jurisdiction. In some cases, individuals might be considered unfit...View More
He wasn't feeling well and said he asked the receptionist up front for an ambulance 3 times and she said "cant you see I'm on the phone?" Then he fainted and fell out of the chair.Then the ambulance was called. He was taken to Rancho Springs hospital. Does he have a case?
I'm truly sorry to hear about your father's distressing experience. Based on the information provided, it may be possible to explore a claim of negligence against the dental office, depending on the extent of harm suffered and the specific circumstances surrounding the delay in calling...View More
The caregiver may not be entitled to severance pay after the principal's passing unless there was a written contract or agreement specifying severance pay upon termination of the caregiving services. Absent such an agreement, the caregiver's entitlement to severance pay would depend on...View More
Under California law, each section of a bill must generally pertain to a single subject. The "single subject rule" is designed to prevent legislation from encompassing unrelated matters within one section. While there can be exceptions in certain cases, the general principle is to...View More
Only because the visitor expressed concern about the treatment the pacient was getting from one of the staff member! Even after the visitor gave prove of the mistreatment she/ he witnessed. The owner never did anything about it.
An owner of an assisted living facility cannot deny someone the right to visit a patient based solely on expressing concerns about the patient's treatment or mistreatment by staff. Denying visitation rights under such circumstances may potentially be a violation of the patient's rights...View More
I recently renewed my group health insurance policy with TieCare International but now I wish to cancel but they say I cant because I have a binding contract. The insured period hasnt started yet and they owe me 5k$ from the previous year
Insurance contracts are typically binding once they are entered into, even if the insured period hasn't started yet. However, you may have the right to cancel the policy under certain circumstances, such as within a specified "free look" period after issuance. I recommend reviewing...View More
There was not justified reason to put principal in facility only that power of attorney needed to go on medical leave. Principal had a 24 hr in home care, now the owner of facility is refusing to let anyone visit the principal. After she was informed of mistreatment by one of her staff against the... View More
A healthcare agent must act in the best interests and according to the wishes of the principal. If the principal has legal documents expressing the desire to remain at home with 24-hour care, the healthcare agent should follow those instructions, unless it is not feasible or contrary to the...View More
My children live with their mother and she does not do anything. It has gotten worse. I have been taking pictures every time I have them. Their hair is infested with lice. What can u do to keep them because she does nothing about it. How can I keep them from here.
Under California law, if there is evidence of neglect and failure to address a lice infestation, it may be possible to file a motion for modification of custody to seek primary physical custody or supervised visitation. Presenting documented evidence, such as photographs, can strengthen the case....View More
I am 67, I was born with several rare inherited genetic disorders. A non profit organization committed fraud a staff person at this organization , told a psychiatrist that I had said I’d never been diagnosed with Ehlers- Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, complete fabrication. I never met this... View More
Misdiagnosis can be a form of medical malpractice. Speak with a local personal injury attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and...View More
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