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Iowa clinic worker violates privacy of athlete

1 year 5 months 5 days ago May 20, 2015 May 20, 2015 Wednesday, May 20 2015 May 20, 2015 8:08 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

IOWA CITY, IOWA- The University of Iowa increased its training on health privacy rules after it fired one student health clinic worker and disciplined another by immediately discussing the results of a pregnancy test for a student athlete and his girlfriend.

It comes after Iowa fired three and suspended two others for accessing the records of football players who were hospitalized in 2011.

The latest incident found a lab worker told a clerk that a pregnancy test was positive and identified a male athlete in the waiting room. The clerk asked the medical assistant how the athlete and his girlfriend reacted to the result of test.

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