DENVER (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking access to Colorado's prescription information in a lawsuit sparking a dispute over privacy.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local):
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second state resident has died after being hospitalized for a vaping-related lung injury.
WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — One year after one of New Jersey's deadliest viral outbreaks, residents are closer to understanding how it claimed the lives of 11 children.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's case for not renewing the license of its lone remaining abortion clinic includes a claim that three "failed abortions" there required additional surgeries and...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state appeals court has ordered a California physician to turn over medical records of three children for whom he issued medical exemptions from vaccinations.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has refused to toss a lawsuit accusing an Illinois investigator of violating privacy rights of two patients by seizing their files from their psychotherapist.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports that Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo's ruling stemmed from a suit brought by the patients.
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — A federal investigation has found a suburban Twin Cities hospital violated the privacy rights of some patients by videotaping psychiatric evaluations in the emergency department without their knowledge.
The Medicare investigation focused on a woman who was taken to the ER at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina against her will in May 2017.
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month has been released from the hospital.
A spokesman for Tufts Medical Center in Boston said Monday that 61-year-old William Lytton was recently released.
He said the hospital couldn't say when the Scarsdale, New York, man left or whether he was transferred to another facility or sent home, citing patient privacy laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections for human health.
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches.
A doctor's claim that three men took President Donald Trump's medical records without a form authorizing their release in what he said felt like a "raid" has raised questions about whether this kind of action is legal.
Here are some questions and answers about what happened and the laws surrounding medical records and patients' rights to obtain them.
PHOENIX (AP) — State health officials are instituting changes to a committee at the Arizona State Hospital to better protect patients' privacy.
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Friday that the Phoenix facility's human rights committee would no longer have access to patients' records.
Committee members can also no longer simultaneously serve as advocates for patients, including ones who plead guilty except insane to violent crimes.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina fired 13 employees in 2017 after determining that they misused patient records.
The Post and Courier reports that there were a total of 58 privacy breaches during the year. Eleven were characterized as employees snooping, sometimes on high profile patients.
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan autism therapy provider has been accused of running a Medicaid fraud scheme and targeting poor and minority communities in Detroit.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a man in a Las Vegas hospital emergency room (all times local):
An official says the police shooting of a suspect in a last Vegas hospital happened in a "contained and locked-down" part of its emergency department.
University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen declined to describe hospital policies for handling patients in police or jail custody. She cited patient privacy and the police investigation of the shooting.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy.
The state disagrees with the ruling that found people can't expect privacy in the highly regulated prescription-drug industry, but state attorneys have decided not to appeal after reviewing similar cases, said Utah Attorney General's Office spokesman Dan Burton in a statement Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is ordering Utah officials to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a state prescription-drug database without a warrant despite arguments about medical patient privacy.
U.S. District Judge David Nuffer on Thursday gave the Utah Department of Commerce and the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing three weeks to comply with a DEA subpoena or be held in contempt of court.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed three bills into law aimed at combating Rhode Island's opioid epidemic.
The legislation allows law enforcement access to an electronic database of prescription painkillers without a warrant; requires health care professionals to discuss the risks of addiction with patients when writing opioid prescriptions; and expands the type of pharmaceuticals that can be prescribed using electronic prescriptions, while ensuring patient privacy.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The emergency room at St. Alexius Devils Lake Hospital is so outdated, that staff sometimes struggles to comply with federal requirements for patient privacy, according to a radiologist.
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say two dozen people in Washington state have died from the flu so far this season, and the number is likely to climb.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Documents show a western Pennsylvania hospital system has asked the maker of the addictive cellphone game "Pokemon Go" to remove its facilities from the app out of safety, patient privacy and computer security concerns.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2a4OsJR ) an internal memo obtained Thursday shows the seven-hospital system Allegheny Health Network has demanded Niantic remove its locations from...
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