Patient Records Stolen From L.A. County Rehab Facility
At least 667 patient records -- which included names, dates of birth and health care data -- were stolen in February from an unencrypted laptop computer belonging to the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, according to Los Angeles County health officials. Michael Wilson, spokesperson for the county's Department of Health Services, said letters have been sent to affected patients and the facility has undertaken a review of its portable electronic devices.
- "Laptop Containing L.A. County Patient Records Stolen" (Lin, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 3/4).
- "Laptop Stolen From Rehab Center With Over 660 Patient Names, Medical Records" (KTLA News, 3/5).