Maine government website displayed mental health patients’ confidential information

Matthew Stone reports:

A state agency displayed confidential information about patients of Maine mental health and addiction treatment agencies and group home residents on a public website, a Bangor Daily News review found.

At least 20 documents on the Maine government website contained names and, in some cases, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers, for those receiving mental health and substance use treatment. The website is a public database where anyone can review licensing information for health care agencies overseen by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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