Supreme Court Denies Petition for Review in Suit Over Disclosure of Medical Records

The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 12 said it will not review a California Supreme Court decision that held the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) does not preclude a lawsuit alleging a debt collector disclosed medical records in violation of a California medical information privacy statute (Mortensen v. Brown, U.S., No. 11-434, review denied).

The high court action leaves standing a June decision in which the California Supreme Court reinstated claims brought against Stewart Mortensen, d/b/a Credit Bureau Services, alleging he violated California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), Cal. Civ. Code §56 et seq., in sending personally identifiable family dental records to credit reporting agencies (see previous article).

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