San Diego County Lawyers Face Allegations They Snooped In Psychiatric Nurse’s Patient Files
The lawyers, however, said they complied with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the federal law that protects confidential medical information.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
For Third Time, San Diego County Is Accused Of Accessing Private Records To Defend Lawsuit
Lawyers for the County of San Diego are once again being accused of snooping through confidential records to defend a civil lawsuit, the third time in recent months that plaintiffs have leveled such an allegation. The new accusation was contained in a motion plaintiffs’ lawyers filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court, where the mother of a man who died in sheriff’s custody three years ago claimed her son was not properly supervised at the Vista Detention Facility. (McDonald, 10/8)