One Year Later, Drugstore Investigation Continues
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.August 12, 2011
HealthLeaders Media reports that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation into the nation's largest pharmacy chain remains ongoing. The investigation began in August 2010 in relation to a four-year-old media story involving the improper disposal of personal health information at drugstore chains. The OCR reached settlement agreements with two other chains within the last two years, which included provisions for compliance audits, employee training and sanctions for employee noncompliance. An OCR spokeswoman said the office cannot comment on the details of open investigations.