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CA Hospital Appeals Breach Fine

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 13, 2010

A California hospital has appealed a $250,000 fine by the state for a data breach that exposed more than 500 patients' personal information, eSecurityPlanet reports. Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is appealing the $250,000 fine, which was issued by state health officials for an alleged delay in reporting the breach, the report states. The appeal follows last week's announcement that the California Department of Public Health fined the hospital the maximum amount allowed under state law for failing to report a breach of 532 patient medical records due to the theft of a hospital computer.
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