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Re: Confidentiality Policies in Dr's Off Site Office

  On Wed, 8 May 1996, Robert Gellman wrote:
  >We already have an ongoing scandal.  Paper medical records are routinely
  >bought, sold, and stolen.  It is just that no one has done an
  >investigation to bring up the details.  There was a study in Canada in
  >1980 that documented an unbelieveable amount of trafficking in medical
  >records, and many of the culprits were American insurance and
  >investigative companies.  Still, I wouldn't necessarily be surprised if
  >computers made some things much worse as you suggest.
  Is there anything in S. 1360, that stipulates penalties for those who
  CONSPIRE to receive Medical Records illegally?