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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.

U.S. Court of Appeals Ruled Knowledge of HIPAA Isn’t Necessary for Criminal Conviction

Davis Wright Tremaine LLC Advisories May 15, 2012 On May 10, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the… Read More

Sensitive Patient Information Found in Trash April 12, 2012 Personal documents that contained prescriptions for powerful pain medication and patient information were discovered on Wednesday… Read More

Newspaper Stumbles Across Stash of Discarded Abortion Records

The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette April 16, 2012 The Kansas City Star, one of The Island Packet and The Beaufort… Read More

Personal Medical Records Found on Calgary Street

The Canadian Press Sept. 23, 2011  It’s happened again. According to a report in The Canadian Press, personal medical information was… Read More

Dental Records Found Blowing in Colorado Parking Lot

7NEWS Reporter Don Champion Oct. 3, 2011 A street sweeper in Aurora, CO found hundreds of sensitive dental patient records… Read More

Fine of $40,000 for Doctor Who Dumped 1,600 Patients’ Records

WBTV – CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 7, 2011 Records found reportedly discarded in a public recycling bin and thrown out by… Read More

Man Arrested in Probe Related to HIPAA Violations for Improper Disposal Aug. 27, 2011 A man was arrested in Hawaii as a result of the improper disposal of patient records… Read More

HIPAA Policing Contractor has Data Breach

Heath Leaders Media August 8, 2011 Under the banner of “it could happen to anyone,” KPMG, the company hired by… Read More

Medical Identity Theft Increasing

NPR Marketplace June 21, 2011 NPR’s “Marketplace” recently covered the increase in medical identity theft and, focusing on the devastating… Read More

Patients’ Records Tossed into Dump

June 16, 2011- Records containing the personal information and sensitive data of over 1,200 patients ended up in a local… Read More

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