Hospital At Center Of Hep C Probe Raises Privacy Questions

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Exeter Hospital asked a New Hampshire state court Wednesday to sort out privacy concerns related to a government request for medical records in an investigation of a laboratory technician who allegedly infected 32 hospital patients with hepatitis C.

The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services has requested broad access to the hospital’s medical record systems, prompting Exeter to express doubt over whether it can legally turn over the info.

“These records contain confidential and private health information on all of our patients, and access to...
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