Burning Medical Records Found Near Shopping Center – Paper Records Bon Fire in Kentucky
Posted Jul 31 2009 10:18am
It appears we still have a problem with shredders and perhaps the time it takes, and still stories like this one, medical records found in a small bon fire near a shopping center, but at least the report stated that most were burnt beyond recognition so that’s good news for the patients in one respect, but on the other hand, their records are gone. Maybe the answer is to install “public shredders” for easy access. BD
The investigation continues into why hundreds of medical records were found dumped and burning in Jessamine County.
The records were found burning last week near the Brannon Crossing Shopping Center.
Jessamine County officials handed over bags of charred records to an investigator with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. So far, the board will only confirm that it is investigating the improper disposal of the records, but will not confirm where the records came from. The board calls the case an open investigation. They estimate between 500 and 1,000 records were recovered, but said most were burned beyond recognition.