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Just as an informational message.If you take your dog to a vet and have a veternarian evaluate the behavior of your dog this record may be available to anyone who tries to get it.Although HIPAA privacy applies to ANY human records this same rule does NOT apply UNDER LAW to your dog.This can become a huge problem if there is a compaint against your dog.Absolutely NOT fair but true.Just a warning to those who seek advice from a veternarian behaviorist
 

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thanks for the info!!!!!
Originally Posted By: ttalldogJust as an informational message.If you take your dog to a vet and have a veternarian evaluate the behavior of your dog this record may be available to anyone who tries to get it.Although HIPAA privacy applies to ANY human records this same rule does NOT apply UNDER LAW to your dog.This can become a huge problem if there is a compaint against your dog.Absolutely NOT fair but true.Just a warning to those who seek advice from a veternarian behaviorist
 

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This is a worry to me. A few months ago I had Palla in for a check up when she wasn't feeling good. The vet was waving her hand and Palla didn't try to bite her, she just said a quiet 'woof' and snaped her teeth. (She does this same thing with the older more dominant girls at home.)
The next time Palla went to see the vet, she was looking at the chart and walking into the room said, ok, the biter! Not thinking anything about it at the time.... Now I wonder if she wrote in the chart that she is a biter? What if she gets accused of something in the future and they see that in her chart???
 

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crabby-thanks for reply this is exactly why I chose to post this.This is WHY everyone should have an understanding NOTED in your dogs chart about release of information. Not sure of laws in all locations but you should have access to review your dogs record and make sure anything noted on paper also has a follow up note noting any objection/difference you perceive about ANY evaluation of your dog.I do NOT mean for everyone to go nuts about this but MOST important if you seek any help for behavioral problems OR any there is any perception of your dog as you said "oh the biter" be aware. It is a litiginous (lawsuit happy)world out there and if you love the GSD as I do cover your a--.
 
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