I found out that a nurse in my childs doctor's office has been talking to her family members and who knows who else about my child's medical records. She has stated that she has personally looked at my child's file and there is nothing wrong with her to have been in the doctor's office two times in one week. She is not a doctor, and in no way is able to diagnose a patient! By the way, the doctor prescribed medications for her (how can this be nothing?) and had us make an appointment to return in a few days. But this isn't the worst. This nurse has also told family members that I am making up my child's ailments and that there is a name for people like me...it's munchousers by proxy. (I'm not sure of spelling, but it is the mental disease where the mother actually harms her child). This is clearly slanderous. I had met this nurse outside of the doctors office only once, and I didn't even remember her. She remembered us though. I have spoken with the doctor, who confirmed that she never stated anything of this nature and the office manager said that she will be written up and it placed in her permanent file and the doctors will all be sent a letter as to her conduct. I'm still furious! Rumors of this nature can have a child taken away from a person. I saw where I have 180 days to report this to some government agency, but I can't sue her? Is this true? Of course, this goes beyond a HIPPA violation, this is slander. Now, at least one of the nurse's family has threatened physical harm to my person since this happened. I don't know that I am satisfied that this nurse only receives a write-up. What are my options?