My OB is giving me 1 extra week of leave based on PPD diagnosis so I can see a psychiatrist and determine further treatment. He wrote a note (on a prescription slip) simply stating ?please extend medical leave by 1 week for medical issues?.
I submitted this to my employer who came back and asked that I tell the doctor to provide more detail regarding why I need an extra week of leave.
Is this a violation of HIPPA privacy laws? I know that I need to provide a dr?s note for extra leave but whey do I have to go into reasons? It?s only an extra week - not a whole month - so I don?t see what the big deal is.