Dr. Frederick Knight had several boxes full of patient records. He must know they need to be destroyed securely because he took them from his office and left them in a dumpster behind Toney’s Eastridge Grocery. They were found by they manager who notified the police and the media.
The doctor admitted to doing this in the past and now faces illegal dumping charges and that is before HHS investigates HIPAA violations. He might want to clean up his act because the updates to HIPAA in the Stimulus Bill make the fines $10,000 per patient for willful disregard of security like this one.