California Governor’s Medical Records Breached
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for stronger medical records privacy after discovering his records were viewed by unauthorized hospital personnel. Additionally, an investigation by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center uncovered breaches involving the records of his wife and 32 other celebrities and politicians.
According to the Los Angeles Times, one employee is responsible for the intrusions at UCLA, including a breach involving actress Farah Fawcett. The worker was fired in May 2007. In total, 61 patient’s files were improperly viewed from 2006 to 2007.
According to the New York Times, the UCLA Medical Center will most likely be sanctioned by the California health department.For additional information go to: