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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.

Visitors are encouraged to return to PHI News periodically to stay abreast of the latest trends in related legislation and enforcement of HIPAA's new data protection requirements.

Untreated medical waste dumped at the local landfill brings demands for change

News for Aug. 15, 2017: Untreated medical waste dumped at the local landfill brings demands for change

Interpol seizes more than 1.5M metric tons of illegal waste in 30-day operation

News for Aug. 15, 2017: Interpol seizes more than 1.5M metric tons of illegal waste in 30-day operation

Dumpster behind doctor’s office may have contained sensitive medicine info

News for Aug. 08, 2017: Dumpster behind doctor’s office may have contained sensitive medicine info

Couple Expecting Gifts From Amazon Receive Bag Of Medical Waste Instead

News for July 18, 2017: Couple Expecting Gifts From Amazon Receive Bag Of Medical Waste Instead

Dr. Diamond patient’s records discovered in dumpster

News for Jul. 14, 2017: Dr. Diamond patient’s records discovered in dumpster

Customer Misconception: A Compliance Officer is Unnecessary

Informative Blog Post on July 6, 2017: Customer Misconception: A Compliance Officer is Unnecessary

Customer Misconception: It’s Okay to Store Records Indefinitely

Informative Blog Post on June 26, 2017: Customer Misconception: It’s Okay to Store Records Indefinitely

Box Of More Than 1,800 Patient Records Found In Unsecured Dumpster

News for June 16, 2017: Box Of More Than 1,800 Patient Records Found In Unsecured Dumpster

Customer Misconception: Particle Size is the Only Thing that Matters

Informative Blog Post on June 12, 2017: Customer Misconception: Particle Size is the Only Thing that Matters

Customer Misconception: No Need for Written Information Destruction Procedures

Informative Blog Post on June 5, 2017: Customer Misconception: No Need for Written Information Destruction Procedures

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