Woman finds medical records stacked next to recycling bin in Sharpstown neighborhood

Re’Chelle Turner reports:

A woman said she discovered medical records, which included private information, which was left in the middle of a southwest Houston neighborhood.

“I was shocked with all the HIPPA [sic] rules now. I was very surprised,” she said.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she saw something unusual in her Sharpstown neighborhood on Wednesday and had to report it.

Read more on Click2Houston. The records came from a chiropractor’s office, and you may not be happy to read that
“The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners said the chiropractor will not face any disciplinary action or fines.”

Maybe Texas won’t do anything, but will anyone file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under HIPAA? Not that HHS will likely do anything, as they have been painfully slow — and weak — on enforcement of the Security Rule.

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