[ Tuesday, September 26, 2006 ]
HIPAA-snooping gets punished:
39 Brooklyn hospital workers (inlcuding doctors and nurses) will be suspended without pay
for looking at medical records they had no business looking at. The records were those of a Nixzmary Brown, a 7-year-old patient who was brought to Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center for bruises to her face; the treating physician did not conclude that the girl had been abused, and she was later killed by her mother and stepfather. But hospital employees later looked at her medical records, probably out of natural or morbid curiosity. Shouldn't do that.
It's really a sad, sad case. Poor kid.
Jeff [12:21 PM]
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