Octuplet Hospital Fined in Privacy Breach

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 5:24 AM CDT
Octuplet Hospital Fined in Privacy Breach
INadya Suleman drives from her home in Whittier, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

The California hospital where Nadya Suleman's octuplets were born has been fined $250,000 for failing to stop employees from snooping into medical files on the famous case. "It's the hospital's job to prevent these breaches from occurring," said a state official shortly after imposing the fine against the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower hosptial. It was the largest penalty allowed by law. Hospital officials discovered that 23 unauthorized worked examined Suleman's medical records.
(Read more Nadya Suleman stories.)

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