After being sexually harassed at work, some women face the specter of having the most intimate, private details of their lives dissected in open court by attorneys for their employer. That’s because defense attorneys have often sought and obtained medical records of plaintiffs — even going back as far as birth — in defending their […]
Biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device developers, as well as the lawyers who represent them, gathered recently at a Kentucky Derby party in Plymouth Meeting. Amid the games, faux betting, and interesting displays of new genetic technologies and services, I talked with researchers and chief executive officers about some fascinating projects underway. It didn’t seem like […]
When a coroner announced earlier this year that a USC Upstate student was drunk when he crashed and killed himself and three fellow student athletes, it felt like a little bit of sanity had been restored to our state’s public records law.
After all, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger received an opinion from the attorney general blessing his release of the information.
All the medical records of the female serial killer who inspired the play and film "Arsenic and Old Lace" will remain sealed forever, Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled this week, rejecting a request to open some of them half a century after her death.
From Bloomberg: As hospitals shift to digital medical records, administrators promise patients better care and shorter waits. They often neglect to mention that they share files with state health agencies, which in turn sell the information to private data-mining companies.
From Law360: Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 10:14 PM ET) — Less than two months remain before drug and device makers must report virtually every item of value — from speaker’s fees to pastrami sandwiches on rye — that they provide to doctors and teaching hospitals, and experts say compliance with the Affordable Care Act mandate will require extraordinary communication among the parties and plenty of technological muscle to gather data.
From The Augusta Chronicle:
COLUMBIA — Most autopsies in South Carolina are paid for by taxpayers, but a state judge has decided they can no longer be reviewed by the public.
From The Post and Courier:
What do pension records, EMS response time data and coroners' reports have in common?
At some point, South Carolina officials considered all three to be medical records.