PHI Disposal

Man Arrested in Probe Related to HIPAA Violations for Improper Disposal

BuffaloNews.com
Aug. 27, 2011

A man was arrested in Hawaii as a result of the improper disposal of patient records from a closed eating-disorder clinic he purchased but never reopened.

According to the report, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) pursued the case.  The report also makes clear that the man was arrested for making false claims about the improper disposal; not for HIPAA violations.

It is still clear that all law enforcement are taking improper disposal much more seriously than in the past.

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