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No Rest for TX AG – More Medical Files Found in Dumpsters

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On August 12th Stephanie Stone of KVGR in Houston, TX reported that the State’s Attorney General was investigating how medical records ended up in a dumpster behind a doctor’s office in the town of McAllen. 

An anonymous tip reportedly led to the discovery.

The report also claims that the office manager admitted she was responsible for throwing the files and computers into the dumpster. This violates the states destruction requirement as well as the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 

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