FL: People’s Personal Information Up for Bid at Hospital Auction

Chad Mira reports:

An auction at the Gulf Pines Hospital in Port St. Joe has former employees worried about a HIPAA law violation and possibly even identity theft. One past employee says old files were still in the hospital, and people could have walked away with them after the auction last week.

Employees are frustrated because they cannot get in the hospital to secure their files. One employee, Barbara Weeks said there is a lot of personal information someone could have gotten such as driver’s license and social security numbers.

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One man managed to get the old emergency room log at the auction of old emergency room visits.

Read more on WJHG. The hospital closed five years ago.

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