Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Hampshire Attorney General Investigating Alleged HIPAA Violation

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau announced that they are investigating an alleged breach of 1,500 patient records at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH.

Two doctors at the facility reported the violation, saying that a former employee altered the records between 2006 and 2007. The doctors, Cheryl Moore and Glenn Littell, also claim that for reporting the violations, the hospital retaliated against them by ending their contract with their pathology practice.

The Attorney General's office is expected to spend a few weeks investigating the claim before determining if any additional action is required.

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