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Healthcare Employer’s Termination Letter Provides Basis For Court to Allow Discovery of Patient Contact Information

Employers faced with the inevitable task of terminating an employee’s employment often inquire whether to provide the employee with written reasons for the termination; or, if they are required to provide an explanation of the termination, they ask what should be included in the explanation. Except in a limited number of states (and except where … Continue Reading

Hospitals Fire 32 Employees for Medical Privacy Breach

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that two hospitals in Anoka County, Minnesota, terminated a combined total of 32 employees for unauthorized access of electronic medical records on May 6, 2011.  The two hospitals, Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, are both part of the Allina Health System.  In April, the Minnesota Court … Continue Reading