TX: Missing document investigation solved after HHSC files found to be in staff’s possession

Avery Travis reports:

After a large amount of files containing state documents — and possibly sensitive health information for nursing home residents — were believed to be missing earlier this year, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission determined the records were never missing.

A state employee of HHSC’s regulatory division came to KXAN and shared their concerns, after getting an email in October alerting them to the missing files. The employee said they regularly deal with long-term care residents’ personal information and other private details in their investigations, from names and Social Security numbers to prescriptions and medical information.

Read more at KXAN.

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