NBC news in New York is reporting that medical records from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Senior Health Center were found un-shredded in a public trash container.

The documents were apparently discarded from the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Senior Health Center in Chelsea. NBC 4 New York viewer Chris Caeser contacted the I-Team when he discovered the private documents.

“The bags were transparent, so I pressed down on it and sure enough, it was a patient report,” he said. “I opened up the bag, took it out, I’m not the brightest bulb on the block but this was HIPAA and it’s a violation to put it in public trash.”

Also inside the trash bags were torn up prescriptions, discarded receipts and lunch orders – a suggestion that this was all considered regular garbage.

Watch the NBC News report below:


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