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    Doc gave me summary of another patient's visit. HIPAA violation?

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    I went to the doctor today and was given a printed summary of the visit before I left. When I got home, I read the paperwork and noticed that it belonged to another patient. What should I do? I'm concerned that this person was given my summary. It has detailed information including past procedures, medications, and diagnosis on it.

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    Did you contact the doctor's office?
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    Just return it or destroy it and get another copy of your own record. Don't try and make it bigger than it needs to be. Sometimes people make simple mistakes


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