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Medical files found in dumpster in Tomball

Mayra CruzMay 23, 2019

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.

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