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Patient Data Dump Nets Urgent Care $50000 Fine

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May 24, 2010- Last fall NAIDDirect covered a story on Prompt Med, a Greensboro, North Carolina urgent care center guilty of improperly disposing of hundreds of patient files. The files, found in a dumpster, held the data of 757 patients and contained social security numbers, insurance account numbers, and personal health information. In the latest development the North Carolina Attorney General’s office has levied a $50,000 fine against Prompt Med, nearly half of which will be used to fund consumer education programs.

 

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Read the North Carolina Department of Justice news release here.

 

Read previous NAIDDirect stories on this incident here and here.