Shari Weiss reports:
… It’s said that over the course of his stay, an unknown number of staffers tried to gain illegal access to West’s electronic medical records. Of course, like with every patient, they were to be protected by HIPAA, a law that mandates private health information only be shared with those who have been officially granted access, known as “covered entities.” In this case, it’s believed that UCLA employees who did not fall within that category are now under investigation for their improper behavior.
TMZ, which broke the news, claims “several dozen people have been or will be fired.”
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Gee, the sites I have to read to bring you all the news on medical privacy breaches….