Hazelden sued for breach of privacy

Rochelle Olson reports:

In late June, a 47-year-old woman checked herself into the 28-day alcohol treatment program at Hazelden in Center City, hoping to shake her years-long dependence on alcohol and maybe save her troubled marriage.

The woman, identified in a Hennepin County District Court complaint only as L.B., said she entered the program while her husband was out of town and without his knowledge, because she didn’t want him to be asked to participate in her treatment.

Now L.B. is suing the reknowned facility for more than $50,000 for violating her privacy, because a counselor called her husband to discuss her treatment…… The lawsuit claims Hazelden violated the state Health Records Act and its own privacy standards.

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