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State moves to protect medical records

August 27, 2008 5:57:03 AM PDT
State lawmakers made a move to protect confidential medical records from prying eyes.The State Senate approved a measure requiring hospitals to draft a plan to safeguard patient information and imposing stiffer penalties if records are breached.

The action is after UCLA Medical Center employees and contractors were found snooping into the confidential medical records of celebrities, including Farrah Fawcett, first lady Maria Shriver and Britney Spears.


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