14 more people implicated in UCLA medical records snooping
Los Angeles (CA) – The California Department of Public Health has issued its findings in the UCLA celebrity medical records snooping case. The department found 14 more people snooped into the records of famous people including Farrah Fawcett, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver. This brings the total to 68 people including physicians, nurses, administrative staff and one volunteer.
At the center of this controversy is former UCLA Medical Center administrative assistant Lawanda Jackson. The DPH says she illegally accessed records for 104 days from July 1 2006 to May 21 2007. She also received a written reprimand back in 2005 for snooping into the medical records of her coworker. Jackson also tried to hide her snooping by using a co-workers login on numerous occasions.
Last month we reported on Jackson’s case. She was indicted for illegally accessing computerized medical records and is due to be arraigned in federal court on June 9th. Jackson faces up to 10 years in prison.
Read the California Department of Public Health “Deficiency Report” (AKA you guys screwed up report) here.