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    Default Is Showing My Son's Medical Condition On TV A HIPAA Violation

    I am in AZ. My son suffers from a medical condition and his mother obtained employment doing PR at a facility where he receives treatments. We have joint custody and this includes medical decision making. She has taken it upon herself to schedule appointments and services without letting me know about it. I was recently surprised by seeing my son on TV receiving speech therapy at the facility she works at! I was never asked to consent to his condition being made public and according to the divorce agreement all medical decisions need to be made jointly. Is this a violation of HIPAA? Do I have any legal recourse to keep this from happening again?

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    Default Re: Is Showing My Son's Medical Condition On TV A HIPAA Violation

    How would it be a HIPAA violation, when your wife plainly consented to the broadcast?

    If you want to stop it from happening again, bring an appropriate motion with the custody court.

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    Default Re: Is Showing My Son's Medical Condition On TV A HIPAA Violation

    This has happened repeatedly. I wrote the facility a letter letting them know that we have joint custody and medical decisions including disclosure is something that needs to be made jointly by both parents. I asked them not continue to use my son as a marketing tool, yet continue to be ignored. Going to court tomorrow on this issue Just hope this gets resolved and my son is granted privacy.

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    Default Re: Is Showing My Son's Medical Condition On TV A HIPAA Violation

    How long after you filed your complaint did it take for you to get a court date?

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    Default Re: Is Showing My Son's Medical Condition On TV A HIPAA Violation

    This is a contempt of court order issue, not a HIPAA issue. Let us know what happens in court.

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