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Medical Records Found Improperly Discarded

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An article posted to the website of San Antonio, TX-based TV Station WOAI on August 14th reports that a local drug testing and rehab service discarded personal medical information without properly destroying it first. After being alerted by an anonymous tipster, the TV station’s "Trouble Shooters" found the records detailing medical histories of clients with diseases and drug addictions, and documents showing sexual abuse. Other personal information was found in the records, including Social Security numbers, according to the posting.

 

Reportedly, the testing center is losing its contract as a result of the incident, and the Attorney General’s office is looking into it.

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