UCLA Medical Center Fires Employees Over Leaked Michael Jackson Info
Posted on Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:35 AM PDT

mjpic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The UCLA Medical Center is under fire once again for allowing unauthorized employees to look at Michael Jackson's medical records, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been fined $95,000 by state health regulators.

The LA Times reports that this investigation stems from "multiple violations" that led to two employees being fired. In addition to those two employees, two hospital contract workers were also fired for accessing Jackson's files.

In the past, the medical center has come under fire for privacy violations involving Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and Maria Shriver.

X17online has obtained this statement from The UCLA Medical Center regarding the Michael Jackson situation:

    In the past three years, the UCLA Health System has made a determined effort to train and test its employees on patient privacy laws and implemented a wide range of safeguards to ensure patient confidentiality. Our vigilant monitoring detected these breaches, which we self-reported to the California Department of Public Health. The individuals involved were dismissed. We are proud of the progress we have made. However, the UCLA Health System continues its commitment to seek ways to improve and enhance our policies, procedures and infrastructures to ensure the confidentiality of our patients’ medical records.

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