NC veterans' PHI left in recycle bin

Associated Press reports:

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Fayetteville says documents containing the personal information of nearly 1,100 veterans were found in a recycling bin two months ago.

The Fayetteville VA Medical Center announced Friday it’s notifying the 1,093 affected veterans whose consultation reports from the optical shop were incorrectly placed in a recycle bin over a three-month period. The documents found April 17 contained patients’ names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and prescriptions.

Read more on Enquirer-Herald. There doesn’t seem to be any statement on the center’s web site as of the time of this posting.

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