Sexual Assault

ProPublica Series on Medical Privacy Violations

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I don’t know if you’ve been following the excellent reporting being done by ProPublica on medical privacy violations.  Their pieces on violations of student medical records and universities accessing student counseling records post-sexual assault, published in October, were great reads. They’ve just published a new article in that series (also featured this morning on NPR): Small-Scale Violations of Medical Privacy Often Cause the Most Harm. These articles are great adjuncts to the kinds of privacy discussions we frequently have in clinical forensic courses and multidisciplinary meetings. Particularly because they provide human stories behind the issue itself, making for a more compelling discussion. Make some time to check out the full series.