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Six Major Patient Record Breaches Draw $675,000 In Penalties
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Under a law passed after breaches of celebrity medical records, such as those of the late actress Farrah Fawcett, health officials yesterday levied six fines totaling $675,000 against five California hospitals where employees and others gained unauthorized access to sensitive information in patients’ electronic medical records. State officials did not name any of the patients involved, but one of them was said to be Michael Jackson, whose records were reportedly accessed illegally at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after his death.