Ex-doc dumps abortion files in Kan. recycling bin

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  1. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Ex-doc dumps abortion files in Kan. recycling bin
    By JOHN HANNA, Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas abortion provider isn't likely to face criminal charges for discarding hundreds of patients' private medical records in a recycling bin outside an elementary school, but anti-abortion lawmakers called Tuesday for the state Legislature to investigate.

    rest the rest
    http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/ex-do … ycling-bin

    this type of action is what patients fear most. They are investigating but not arresting him? The patients should sue at least.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      on a side note...Stacie, you post some interesting info....i like checking out your threads...thanks!

  2. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 7 years ago

    These people don't know how to use paper shredders yet they're authorized to do WHAT???

    1. Eric Newland profile image60
      Eric Newlandposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Though really, this has nothing to do with the abortion debate even though people will inevitably try to make that the issue.

      It's a gross violation of patient confidentiality. Doesn't matter what kind of doctor did it.

      1. Stacie L profile image92
        Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it's a frightening thought to think that some *sshole is spilling your personal medical records in a public location for someone to find.

      2. wmhoward4 profile image75
        wmhoward4posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Abortionists are often held to a lower standard than other medical professionals. It is somehow ironic that Roe v Wade was a case about privacy and made this man's practice possible and now he is sloppy with privacy.

        1. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What do you base this on?  I think the same rules apply--this one guy broke them.  But they are professional rules that can lead to loss of license, not criminal rules.

  3. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 7 years ago

    The doctor should still be punished whether or not he has his license. The patients may or may not be able to sue. It costs the patient money & time. Just because the doc performed abortions doesn't mean these files were all from abortion procedures. Doctors that perform abortions provide many other services as well. He is wrong to put this confidential info into the garbage, it should have been shredded or stored long-term in a secured facility per the law. He should have repercussions of some painful sort, either monetary or jail time.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    The doctor will be punished under the rules of his license.  If he didn't have a license he would be in jail already.

    I don't see how whether the files related to abortion or not has anything to do with it.


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