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 August 31, 2016  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Healthcare, U.S.

Joe Forward writes:

A state appeals court has clarified what it means to “release” confidential health care records in violation of state law, rejecting a patient’s claim that a health care provider’s employees violated the law when accessing his medical records.

Daniel Wall sued Gunderson Lutheran Health System and two of its employees, arguing the employees accessed his confidential health records without informed consent and Gunderson blocked and hindered his investigation of the alleged unauthorized access.

Wall had learned that the two Gunderson employees “accessed and observed” his health records through an audit that Gunderson provided to Wall. The audit allowed Wall to see every person or entity that was allowed to view his health records.

Read more on State Bar of Wisconsin.

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