Georgia hospital claims it is investigating medical records theft, suspends employees

Laura Dyrda reports that Landmark Hospital of Athens in Georgia is investigating the theft of medical records and on June 19 suspended three employees who may have been involved.

But there’s likely a lot more to this story than employees stealing medical records. Four nurses at that hospital have filed a lawsuit against the hospital accusing management of “a scheme to purposefully obtain ‘false negative’ test results of five patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.”

I’m guessing that the hospital suspended employees who may have copied or taken records about COVID-19 testing results to either protect the evidence or support their litigation. What whistleblower laws apply here, if any?

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