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CA Health Records Breaches Net $800,000 in Fines
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Six California hospitals and a convalescent home—including four small rural facilities—must pay nearly $800,000 because of eight health information privacy breaches.

The violations include two against Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, one of which was assessed at the maximum amount of $250,000 because reports containing lab and other details for 596 patients were placed in an unlocked outdoor locker that was stolen, according to state documents.