Hey all, So I'm being separated for Adjustment Disorder in May (so I'm told), and I have a few questions about what to expect and if HIPAA was violated in regards to my psych record. My doctor told me to take her memorandum and my service member request (MILPERSMAN 1910-120) and route them up my CoC all the way to the CO for approval. My Chief called me into his office 3 weeks after routing it and informed me that my Doctor was supposed to route it to the CO herself, and that by her instructing me to route it up the CoC it violated HIPAA. My Chief took my packet to legal himself and turned it in and I was informed by legal that I have 30 days to turn in a confirmation of diagnosis and then they'll submit it all to the CO. I am now in an awkward place because I already have felt tension with my LPO ever since starting this process, and I'm very uncomfortable with the fact that my entire CoC saw my diagnosis and the doctors notes in regards to it as well as my own enclosure that I wrote regarding my condition. I feel like I've been treated harshly ever since this began and it's caused me a lot of stress due to everyone knowing such personal things about me. Here's my questions: 1.) Was this is genuine HIPAA violation? If so, who should I speak with about it? Routing it up the CoC and exposing all of those personal details has made work extremely stressful and I'm uncomfortable around my CoC now. 2.) When I turn in my confirmation of diagnosis next week, about how long will it take for legal to put the packet on the CO's desk and for him to sign it and route it to PSD? If I have the process wrong, what is it supposed to be? (It is a service member initiated request) 3.) What resources can I turn to to prepare myself for getting out? I've been in over 3 years and have never been NJP'd or CM, and have maintained an MP eval. I've been told that this circumstance warrants an Honorable Discharge which means I can use my GI Bill. I've been told the process is fast and that I won't be able to take TGPS (TAPS) prior to discharge. I appreciate everyone that takes the time to read this and respond. Thank you!