Follow-up: Mecklenburg Co. not fined for releasing personal information of health department patients
The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights did not fine Mecklenburg County for inadvertently providing Channel 9 with the personal medical information of thousands of health department patients in 2017.
Records show Mecklenburg County self-reported the potential HIPAA violation on May 4, 2017.
In March 2017, in response to a records request, Mecklenburg County provided Channel 9 with multiple Excel spreadsheets containing “health department patient names, information regarding the services received, lab results, medical record numbers, patients’ addresses, and dates of birth,” according to a filing with the Office of Civil Rights.
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