LA: Medical records discarded in trash bin

Chrissi Coile of KTBS reports that a large pile of medical records containing x-rays, MRIs, names, and Social Security numbers which were found discarded in Toney’s Eastridge Grocery’s trash bin were put there by Dr. Frederick Knight, who admits that it is not the first time he has done something like that.

Police are investigating, but the doctor could be investigated by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for a possible HIPAA violation should any of the patients file a HIPAA complaint.

Note to a reader who also alerted me to this breach: thanks. I was unable to reply to the address you provided.

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