A person who reports to you (Jenna) calls in sick. Later in the day, another team member asks "Where is Jenna?". You respond with "I think she had to go to the hospital, she does not have insurance, I hope she can pay for it." Is this a HIPAA violation?

A person who reports to you (Jenna) calls in sick.  Later in the day, another team member asks "Where is Jenna?".  You respond with "I think she had to go to the hospital, she does not have insurance, I hope she can pay for it."

 

Is this a HIPAA violation?

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