Georgia Hospital Accused of Falsification of COVID-19 Test Results Suspends Employees Over Suspected HIPAA Breach
Landmark Hospital of Athens in Georgia has suspended three employees who are suspected of accessing, copying or disclosing patient records. The potential HIPAA breach may be linked to a lawsuit that was filed against the 42-bed hospital on June 22, 2020 by four nurses who allege the hospital has been falsifying COVID-19 test results in what they describe as a “COVID-19 coverup”.
The nurses allege that five of their patients had tested positive for COVID-19 after displaying symptoms and after the positive result, the hospital administrator reordered COVID-19 tests for those patients. The nurses allege that for the retests, samples were intentionally collected without following proper sampling protocols. They claim that...