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Privacy Ruling Benefits CA Hospitals
Payers and Providers

A state appellate court has provided a key ruling in a privacy case that raises the bar on liability for providers when patient medical records are breached. The court ruled that providers do not necessarily have liability to patients when medical records are stolen or misappropriated unless they are accessed by a third party. The ruling, handed down on Tuesday, arises from a class-action suit filed against the University of California.