Medical files found in dumpster in Tomball
The Tomball Police Department is investigating how boxes of medical records and personnel files ended up in dumpster.
Brandon Patin, a spokesperson for the department, said boxes of records from the Tomball and Willowbrook locations of Today’s Vision were found in a dumpster on Tuesday night.
“The investigators are just now getting into it,” he said.
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A whistleblower alerted KPRC about the dumped records, which can be considered a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, he said.