MCBDDS News

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Notice regarding HIPAA incident

The Montgomery County Board of DDS discovered a HIPAA breach of information around May 24, 2017.  A County Board employee inappropriately sent information to their personal email account.  

153 individuals who received services between 2013 and 2015 were affected.  This is in violation of MCBDDS Policy IX.01, Confidentiality of Information, and Policy XI.01, Privacy and Confidentiality. All parties impacted have been contacted via mailed letter.

Due to this incident, the Board is reviewing the matter administratively with this staff person, and taking the necessary actions pending this investigation.  The Board is also committed to following up with all staff to stress the importance of protecting Protected Health Information (PHI) in the future, and will be implementing additional training as needed. 

MCBDDS sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience and concern this incident has caused. Information privacy is very important to the Board, and Board leadership will continue to do everything it can to correct this situation and fortify operational protections for those it serves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MCBDDS Privacy Officer Lauren Fritz via email at lfritz@mcbdds.org or by phone at (937) 837-9279.

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