Clara City respiratory therapist reprimanded by state for twice reading patient records without authorization
Linda Vanderwerf reports:
A respiratory therapist from Clara City has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for looking at patient records without authorization.
In addition to receiving a reprimand, Kurt Lee Koenen of Clara City was ordered to complete courses about compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He is also to complete courses on professional boundaries.
Read more at West Central Tribune. These incidents occurred in 2018 and 2019 but the board only became aware of them in 2021 when they were notified of his termination for cause.