HIPAA Law

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about time card information:

Is it against HIPAA for a comment to be put on a time card for anyone to see, such as other employees?

Signed, What’s the Law?

Dear What’s the Law?:

Our site addresses workplace communication questions that are not medical or legal. Your question involves disclosure of personal medical matters as is restricted by law. Your question implies that such information has been revealed on an employee’s time card. If this has occurred this disclosure should be brought to the attention of company’s Human Resources. That would be a proper course for learning if HIPAA’s privacy rule has been transgressed.You can access the law via the Internet.

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