New Jersey Says Psychologist Failed to Prevent Disclosure of Patient Data

The State of New Jersey is moving to revoke or suspend the license of a prominent psychologist, accusing him of failing to prevent details of patients’ mental health diagnoses and treatments from being disclosed when his practice sued them over unpaid bills.

The complaint against the psychologist, Barry Helfmann, a past president of the New Jersey Psychological Association, followed a ProPublica story published in The New York Times in December 2015 that described the lawsuits and the information they contained.

The complaint was filed by the state attorney general’s office on April 7 with the New …read more

Source: New York Times

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