Monday, May 02, 2005

Incident: Colorado families being informed their medical records have been stolen

More than a thousand families in Colorado have been receiving surprising notices. Most didn't know that they were part of an autism study that involved their medical records being reviewed by researchers, without their knowledge and consent. They never would have known, but a laptop containing the records was stolen from a researcher's vehicle. Months after the theft, families were first informed in January of this year. The issue for many, according to ABC7 News, Denver, is

"... should the state health department decide what is best for you or should you have the right to the information to decide for yourself?"
For the full report, see: - News - Patients Not Notified That Their Health Records Were Stolen.

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