MD: Patient information mistakenly recycled instead of shredded at Adventist Behavioral Health

Nesa Nourmohammadi reports:

Personal information relating to several Adventist Behavioral Health patients was mistakenly recycled instead of shredded after an employee erred in how the documents were discarded, company spokeswoman Clarencia Stephen said Tuesday.

Adventist Behavioral Health officials learned of the slip-up Dec. 29 after some of the sensitive documents were found scattered at the Rockville facility after being blown out of a recycling truck, Stephen said.


The documents contained patients’ names and dates of birth, not information pertaining to medical history or treatment, Stephens said.

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