Monday, May 18, 2009

Kaiser Hospital Fined $250,000 for Privacy Breach in Octuplet Case

By Charles Ornstein May 15, 2009
The Bellflower facility, where 23 unauthorized workers accessed Nadya Suleman's records, is the first to be monetarily penalized under a new state law.

California health regulators fined Kaiser Permanente's Bellflower Hospital $250,000 Thursday for failing to keep employees from snooping in the medical records of Nadya Suleman, the mother who set off a media frenzy after giving birth to octuplets in January.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-privacy15-2009may15,0,2916906.story

State of California-Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY NOTICE http://s3.amazonaws.com/propublica/assets/docs/kaiser_bellflower_090514.pdf