HIPPA Violation by a Pharmacy Owner/Pharmacist

by Beth
(OK)


I have a friend who is a pharmacist.. She intentionally called another pharmacy to get her husband...now ex...viagra scripts and dollars.. She said she needed them for taxes.. But I know better..it was for their divorce. She says that the other pharmacy screwed up.. But she owns a private pharmacy and thus knows the hipaa rules. Why does she think she is not at fault? Should I report it? Also, what could her punishment be for intentional fir her own benefit... Isn't that a felony.. Divorce is worth millions.

Answer: That sounds like a HIPPA violation. You should contact your state Board of Pharmacy. You could also ask the Board what her potential punishment could be.

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follow up on outcome...ridiculous
by: Anonymous

I contacted the MN board of Pharmacy and they did not even look into it...all they did was send us a letter that they re-trained her in HIPAA??? seriously...Then she texted back to us "LMFAO" ? so obviously she knows she "got by" with it.

Sad...I have NO faith in the way Privacy rights are upheld, and the way they investigate things like this.. All they had to do would be to pull the PHONE records to prove she called. She lied and said she didn't. easy to prove, guess we need a lawyer, since the Board doesn't even care. Now can we sue the board of pharmacy if we win?

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