Hospital violated patient confidentiality, state says

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 02:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Facility owned by Prime Healthcare Services wrongly shared medical files with journalists and employees, regulators say. The company, which could face fines up to $250,000, says actions were legal. State regulators determined that a Redding hospital owned by Prime Healthcare Services Inc. violated patient confidentiality by sharing a woman's medical files with journalists and sending an email about her treatment to 785 hospital workers.

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