May 24, 2022
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State reaches $2 million settlement with Cottage Health over patient medical information

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Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)
The state has reached a $2 million settlement with Cottage Health and its affiliated hospitals resolving allegations that it failed to implement safeguards to protect patient medical information in violation of state and federal privacy laws, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Nov. 22. The settlement requires Santa Barbara-based Cottage Health to maintain security practices and…

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