Monday, December 21, 2015

Heart Clinic Employee Illegally Disclosed Patient's Records

An employee at a Texas heart clinic argued with a patient, who is a pilot, and in retaliation, and without the patient's permission, she sent his medical records to the Federal Aviation Administration.
"She [disclosed the patient's records] “with the intent to cause malicious harm." - Court documents
The now former employee pleaded guilty to wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information and three counts of making false statements, for lying to the FBI. She has been fined $50,000 and faces up to one year in prison.

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Sources:
(a) Former heart clinic employee admits to illegally disclosing patient’s medical records - www.DallasNews.com
(b) Thank you to Databreaches.net who was the source for this posting

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