An Office for Civil Rights (OCR) employee has confirmed that the OCR is investigating an anonymous complaint claiming that an Alabama hospital violated HIPAA laws when it sent patient records to a law office. The Anniston Star reports that a doctor at Regional Medical Center (RMC) faxed the names of students involved in a bus accident to a law firm in February 2010, and while the doctor was reprimanded, RMC's CEO said hospital attorneys indicated the incident did not violate HIPAA laws. A Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman would not confirm that the OCR was investigating RMC, and according to its CEO, the hospital has no knowledge of an investigation.   
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