New York State suspends ex-URMC nurse who shared patient info with her new employer

Patti Singer reports:

A nurse practitioner who three years ago took a list of patients when she left employment at the University of Rochester Medical Center and brought the names to her new employer has been suspended from practice, according to the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions.

Martha C. Smith-Lightfoot was suspended for 12 months, effective April 10. She also received 12 months stayed suspension and two years probation to begin when she returns to practice.

Read more on Democrat & Chronicle.  This case had first been noted on this site in May, 2015.  The University of Rochester Medical Center wound up eventually settling charges by NYS and agreeing to pay a $15,000 fine and to train their employees on data protection.

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