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Parkland Hospital Physician Loses a 178-Page Patient Medical Record and County Does Nothing!

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Medical records privacy and safeguarding are required under law. By allowing a hospital, doctor or medical center to skate liability undermines the entire purpose of why HIPAA exists. Additionally, as reported by the Texas State Dept of Health, Parkland, within the last year has embarrassing violations! They had a single Administrative Penalty in August 2012 for $1 million! Then, four months later, had another fine for $10,000 for not complying with their corrective action plan due to their August $1 million penalty! The state of Texas lists Medical Records violations on their report on line two!  What a surprise!  Compare Parkland with all the other state hospitals/medical centers in Texas.  Parkland is dangerous and needs to be closed down!!  How can a county hospital such as Parkland get fined 50 times of what all of the hospitals in the state of Texas combined!  And how disgusting is this: One of the violations was for employees' failure to wash their hands!!

This petition was delivered to:
  • President of the United States of America
    President Barack Obama
  • United States Secretary of Health & Human Services
    Kathleen Sebelius
  • Texas Dept of State Health Services
    Dale W Wilson
  • Texas Medical Board, Senior Investigator
    Kara Kirby
  • US Dept of Health & Human Services/Office for Civil Rights
    Cecilia Velastegui
  • Vice President of the United States of America
    Vice President Joe Biden
  • Physician
    Dr. Mark Alan Swancutt
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, Senior Associate General Counsel
    Brenda Neel Hight
  • University of Texas System, Attorney for UT Southwestern
    Timothy Boughal
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center, Director of Medical Risk Management
    Joan Porter
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, Privacy Director
    Chris Killgore-Lannan
  • Dallas County Commissioner
    Elba Garcia
  • Texas Medical Board
    Sabrina Johnson
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center, Release of Information Supervisor
    Donna Granger
  • Senior Attorney, Parkland Health & Hospital System
    Thao La


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