Select Medical Corp. Responds to Attorney General's Lawsuit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/11/08

Select Medical Corp. Responds to Attorney General's Lawsuit

The Texas Attorney General filed court papers Thursday accusing a Pennsylvania physical therapy company of violating identity theft protection laws.

Investigators say a rehabilitation center operated by Select Physical Therapy dumped about 4,000 pieces of sensitive customer information in garbage containers in Levelland.

The records included Social Security numbers, credit and debit card account numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers. They also contained "sensitive medical information" and copies of checks from corporations that contracted for employee physicals and drug tests.

A spokeswoman for parent company Select Medical Corp. said the company will cooperate with Abbott's investigation. And sent NewsChannel 11 this response:

"We work diligently to protect patient information on a daily basis and have made major investments in the necessary systems, infrastructure, personnel, and policies and procedures. The incident involved in the Attorney General's complaint is limited in scope to one outpatient location that had ceased operations in September of 2007."

Attorney General Greg Abbott said he is seeking a fine of up to $500 for each record containing personal identifying information and civil penalties of up to $50,000 for each violation.

Investigators have not determined if any exposed data has been used illegally.

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