Is it a violation of my rights if the doctor told my mom that he drug tested me and I had weed in my system without my permission?

I am 37 years old. I was in the hosiptal over the weekend for chest pains and the last morning I was there the doctor came in and thought I was a sleep because I was just laying there with my eyes closed. He told my mom that he drug tested me and I had weed in my system. Isn’t that a violation of my rights and, if so, what can I do about it?

Asked on July 22, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Since you are an adult and assuming that your mother does not have a power of attorney over you, what your treating physician stated to your mother about having marijuana in your system would appear to be a "HIPPA" violation under the laws of all states in this country.

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