UPDATE edit - sister in law said nevermind, she changed her mind about talking to the therapist. That was her last text - I haven't read the other ones and really don't want to... I posted in General about my sister in law offering to let difficult child stay with them for a little while. We are going back and forth about different logistics involved. I haven't even been able to have the discussion about it at ALL with my husband yet. I txted sister in law this morning about me trying to get an appointment to talk to difficult child's new therapist privately. As an aside on that, the receptionist told me that they usually don't do those kind of appointments, but she would talk to the therapist and get back with me on whether or not I could make the appointment. I mentioned the possibility of me talking to her (therapist) privately yesterday after difficult child's appointment, and she agreed. sister in law txted me, asking for the name and number of the therapist so SHE could make an appointment to talk to her. I told her that in all fairness, I needed to talk to husband about that first because he is the one who needs to be the decision maker about that. sister in law isn't happy about that, says that she isn't wanting to go in there to discuss difficult child, but she wanted to introduce herself and explain what their home life is like, etc and about the possibility of difficult child coming to stay with them. I told her that regardless of all that, and also regardless of her opinions about her brother's parenting skills, that he is still her father and he HAS to be the one to decide about this. She then said that she would just get the name from her mom. I fired back that doing that would be very much stepping over her boundaries, that it is ILLEGAL for the therapist to talk to her about anything to do with difficult child because it would be a HIPPAA violation unless husband gave specific permission. I think she was planning to get around the receptionist by just making an appointment with the therapist "for herself" and getting in that way. I still think that would end up being a HIPPAA violation... Thoughts? Am I right? I've just heard my phone chime like 6 times with txts from sister in law, and I really don't feel like getting into it with her about it. I just don't feel right giving her that info without talking to husband first. I will be happy to pass on the info once I've talked to him, but not before. Regardless I still think he would have to sign a form at the office beforehand.