Are chemist workers bound by privacy laws regarding someones medicinal script?
Answered 1 year ago
Long story short, I live in a shitty small town. Everyone knows everyone, and the gossip mill is vicious.
A few years ago I was sexually assaulted. To be blunt, I was repeatedly raped and abused by my ex fiance. He did not use a condom and I needed the MAP.
Since it happened in the city (where he lived) I went to the closest chemist to get it once I'd made my escape. It was a chain that also has a store in my town. Unbeknownst to me, one of the girls I knew was training at that store that day and caught wind of why I was there.
Given that I never told anyone about the rape (except the chemist lady - NOT the girl I knew) and I know my ex wasn't admitting his own guilt, it shocked me when my aunts neighbour came up and asked me if I was okay since I had to get the MAP. What the fuck?!
She told me that girl X told her about it, and she just wanted to check in and make sure I'm ok.
I was livid.
So, now I'm wondering if X actually broke any privacy laws by disclosing my medical shit. I have no plans on following up with a solicitor, I'm just curious. I'd appreciate any light you can shed on the issue.