TX: Nurse terminated for unauthorized viewing of TRMC patient records

Bob Palmer reports:

A privacy breach by a “curious” nurse at Titus Regional Medial Center has resulted in letters to 108 former patients warning of a slight risk of identity theft.

Hospital Administrator Ron Davis relayed Tuesday that internal auditing procedures uncovered the misconduct.

“The nurse said she was just ‘curious’ and looked at records she was not authorized to view,” Davis said. “She has sworn that she did not do anything with that information.”

The nurse in question was immediately suspended when the violation was uncovered in November during an audit and has since been terminated. Her case was referred to the Texas Board of Nursing.

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