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properPHIdisposal regularly posts summaries of news items that convey the importance of proper PHI disposal and the risks associated with improper disposal. When possible, all paraphrased news items will credit the source of the information and provide links to the originating content.

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LAKE MARY POLICE FIND DOCTOR’S OFFICE RECORDS IN DUMPSTER

Michael Branch, a Lake Mary doctor, was instructed by local police to properly dispose of patient records found in a… Read More

MEDICAL PILLS, FILES FOUND IN ABANDONED ST. BERNARD NURSING HOME

Local residents discovered abandoned records in a nursing home closed since Hurricane Katrina—nearly 5 years ago. The records were discovered… Read More

MEDICAL RECORDS MAY END UP ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

Patients of a St. Petersburg doctor were understandably nervous when they learned that their former physician had abandoned a storage… Read More


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