New England Dermatology creates new protocol after improper patient records disposal

Amy Phillips reports:

New England Dermatology, P.C., d/b/a New England Dermatology and Laser Center (“NEDLC”), is reporting that paper records containing health information of patients who were seen at their Northampton office during a period from approximately June 10, 2013 to May 23, 2018 were discarded without first being shredded.

NEDLC self-reported the lapse in appropriate waste disposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as is required.

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