My question involves public health law in the State of: Illinois
My sons father is dating a girl who works at a local hospital. She started working there maybe two years ago. Since she started working there we have not been to that hospital...or any place that is joined with that hospital. A few months back the girl brought up some information about my sons insurance while in a meeting with our attorneys. Not only was it about my son I have with my ex, who she is dating, but also about my son I have with my husband. I talked to my lawyer about it and we chose to let it go....A few weeks ago my sons father was giving me old insurance information, which he had no access to, and I figured it had to be from his girlfriend who has access into insurance and medical information at that hospital. I contacted the hospital and they investigated the matter....and said they do not see a hipaa violationsas, and ''any access of insurance information was for job related duties." Now mind you, we have not been to that hospital since before she worked there, so I do not see how her being in my sons file is for job relation duties. We don't owe the hospital money or anything....I am considering taking this issue up with an attorney because I feel they are just trying to protect themselves, and her....I spoke with the hospital today and the lady said that she can assure me, anything that this girl has done in my sons file was for job duties. I asked her how and she said she ccan't explain that, she can just assure me that. I said ''so you're admitting she has been in my sons file'' and she said yes, but for job duties...when I continued to ask her how, because we have not been there, she told me that they can see sshe's been in there, but they can't see what she's been doing. I'm just confused on this situation and am curious if this would be something to get an attorney over and what could be done. Thanks!