Alyce C. Katayama, Michael A. Levey quoted in article “Doctor Is Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Patient Records”Medical Practice Compliance Alert 02/16/15
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However, the practice was a victim of a security breach and now has to deal with the consequences, including the adverse publicity and any other fallout, such as the cost of reporting and risk of litigation. "There are significant penalties for breach even when a breach is not [the practice's] fault," says attorney Alyce Katayama with Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee.
The typical physician employment agreement specifies that the records are proprietary and owned by the practice, not the physician, and that the physician can't access them upon end of employment except in limited circumstances, according to attorney Michael Levey, also with Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee.
Originally published in Medical Practice Compliance Alert, February 26, 2015