Patient rights

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a television interview outside the White House in Washington, Monday, March, 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 09, 2020 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus topping Americans' concerns, senior Trump administration officials tried to switch subjects Monday by announcing final rules aimed at delivering on the unfulfilled promise of electronic health records. It did not go smoothly as reporters veered back to the global...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider. Industry backers say the rule would increase regulatory transparency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 17, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections for...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:03 pm
A doctor's claim that three men took President Donald Trump's medical records without a form authorizing their release in what he said felt like a "raid" has raised questions about whether this kind of action is legal. Here are some questions and answers about what happened and the laws surrounding...
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FILE - This is a file image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. British health officials say the daughter of a Russian ex-spy has responded well to treatment and is no longer in critical condition after a nerve-agent attack, it was reported on Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP, File)
April 10, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was targeted along with her father in a nerve agent attack in England, has been discharged from the hospital, a British health official said Tuesday. "This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone," said Dr. Christine Blanshard, medical...
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February 25, 2018 - 12:02 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina fired 13 employees in 2017 after determining that they misused patient records. The Post and Courier reports that there were a total of 58 privacy breaches during the year. Eleven were characterized as employees snooping, sometimes on...
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August 22, 2017 - 11:39 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy. The state disagrees with the ruling that found people can't expect privacy in the highly...
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July 17, 2017 - 9:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state Medical Board can dig through prescription drug records without a search warrant or subpoena, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The board did not violate the privacy of patients when it searched a statewide database while investigating a Burbank doctor who was...
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