Oklahoma DHS could have sent private medical info to wrong addresses

Dale Denwalt reports:

Officials at the Department of Human Services said Monday that a small number of clients were affected this year by a computer error that labeled envelopes with incorrect addresses.

A labeling error affected notices that informed patients and their guardians about changes to their plan of care. Letters were meant for people with developmental disabilities, and they would have been mailed between May 17 and July 25.

The agency self-reported the violation of federal medical privacy laws to its Office of Inspector General in July and the software error was corrected the next day.

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