The clerk, who was employed for 25 years and resigned in November 2014, handled inmates' medical claims. County officials say the employee, in violation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), took names and Social Security numbers of some inmates from 2008 through last year.
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- St. Louis county officials
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(a) St. Louis County investigates possible breach of inmate health privacy - www.StLtoday.com, 01/15/2015