Key West Rehab Center Cited for HIPAA Violation
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determined that the program director at DePoo Chemical Dependency Facility in Key West, Fla., violated HIPAA, according to a story posted on Keynoter.com. DePoo is a 49-bed unit operated by Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC).
According to findings by HHS based on an anonymous complaint, the program director allowed her significant other (also a facility employee) onto DePoo’s locked unit on more than one occasion. The report also indicated that the unauthorized employee was “often” in the dayroom with patients, and in the nurse’s station.
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