In an entry entitled, "What Happens When a Relator Steals Patient Data?", Scott Stein of the Original Source blog writes about the case of Cabotage v. Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, No. 11-cv-50 (July 27, 2012 S.D. Ohio), wherein the Court dealt with that question and barred the relator from using such documents under its "inherent authority." This was an issue that was hotly debated by panelists at the Ethics breakout of the Ninth National Institute of the Civil False Claims Act. I commend Scott's article to you, where you can also find a link to the case.
A. Brian Albritton
August 3, 2012