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Falsly accused of Hipaa violation

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What is the name of your state? Texas
I work in a family clinic. My husband's exwife is a patient at the same cilnic. At her last doctor appointment she told my boss that I have been violating her Hipaa rights. This is untrue. I don't even have access to her medical records. I work in the finance department.

My boss has told me that I cannot talk to my husband about this because it would violate her hipaa rights.

Is this true. Since I would not be talking to him about her medical condition. How could I be violating her rights. I feel I should be able to tell him what she has done.

If my employer had believed her I could have been fired. This is not the first time nor do I feel it will be the last time she tries this.

Is this not defamation of character and isn't she the one that is violating my rights?

Thanks for your advise.What is the name of your state?

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