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Consumer Advocate to Testify Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy
Date:3/12/2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights:

What:

A consumer advocate will speak out against proposed legislation that would create a loophole in existing law which bars the sharing of private medical information without a patient's consent. The bill, SB 1096 (Calderon), does so by deeming what amounts to marketing material to be necessary to provide health care services. Transfers of private medical information -- including a patient's illnesses and prescribed medications -- to private companies hired by drug manufacturers to increase prescription drug sales would occur without the patient's knowledge or consent. Such databases of medical records are attractive targets to hackers and identity thieves.

When:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 -- Press availability @ 1:00 p.m. (Senate Health Committee begins at 1:30)

Where:

State Capitol, Outside of Room 4203 -- Sacramento, CA

Who:

Jerry Flanagan, Health Care Policy Director, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights


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