Medical records from closed practice found in Florida landfill

Medical records from an urgent care clinic in St. Petersburg, Fla., which closed a year ago, were found discarded in a PinellasCounty landfill, according to ABC News.

The records, which included family histories, addresses and names, were found by a man dumping trash at the site unsecured and readily accessible, ABC reports.

The Florida Department of Health told ABC that after 10 years, medical facilities are able to dispose of records, but there are no clear guidelines on how they should do so, and that this kind of discovery is unusual, but not uncommon..

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