NH Hospital Must Hand Over Hep C Outbreak Docs To State

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A New Hampshire judge on Wednesday ordered Exeter Hospital Inc. to hand over medical records related to the investigation of a laboratory technician who allegedly infected 32 patients with hepatitis C to the state, saying public health issues outweighed the hospital’s privacy concerns.

According to Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard B. McNamara’s order denying Exeter’s motion for a protective order, Exeter had provided no evidence to show that the state’s Department of Health and Human Services had not complied with state privacy law or the...
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