Monday, October 26, 2015

Health Facility Fined: Employee Gave Patient's Test Results to Relative

A healthcare facility in Napa County California has been fined $2,500 by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

An employee at the facility breached the privacy of a patient's medical record to find out the results of a pregnancy test and then notified a the patient's family member about the results.

"receptionist viewed the results of a patient's pregnancy test and notified a family member of the patient about the results."
- California Department of Health
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(a) Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 10/09/2012 -, 10/09/2015

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