Lawmakers attempt to resolve statewide security breach with new regulations

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 4:53 a.m.

    First of all medical information is protected under the Freedom of Information Act of 1974 so why does the state of Utah have in their possession this kind of information they freely distribute to anybody requesting it?

    The state Health department should destroy any and all medical information they have. Since the health department is a state agency it hands this confidential information to legal and police departments and study groups upon request and with or without consent. The state recovery bill collecting service is directly linked to this medical information to attach liens and confiscate property for health care services of Medicaid and Medicare. With so many state agency's linked to confidentiality information it has grossly violated the FOI laws and the security of information.

    Not even the federal government has access to it yet Utah thinks its their property to violate our rights and collect and distribute it at will, and sell it for a fee.

    Destroy the data base or go to jail, there is not discussion, no ifs, ands, or buts. The State is illegally in possession of and distributing confidential information.