US Supreme Court allows dental records lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not review a California Supreme Court decision that allowed a Los Angeles dental patient to sue a debt collector who gave his dental records to credit reporting agencies following a bill dispute with a dentist. The Dec. 12 high court action leaves standing a June decision in which the California court reinstated claims brought against Stewart Mortensen, alleging he violated California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, according to a story by Health IT Law & Industry Report.
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