Sailor Attempted to Access Biden Medical Record

A junior sailor has been punished after he tried to access President Joe Biden's restricted medical records while searching through a government database in February, the U.S. Navy revealed Tuesday.

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"On February 26, 2024, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Fort Belvoir was notified of an unauthorized access to medical records by an active-duty service member," the U.S. Navy said in a statement. "A Sailor assigned to NMRTC Fort Belvoir searched the name 'Joseph Biden' in MHS Genesis, the Military Health System's electronic health record, out of curiosity. A co-worker reported the Sailor's breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)."

Ed Morrissey

Good. He should be punished for accessing restricted records that he didn't have any reason to access. "Punished" is a pretty vague term, however; he's still in the Navy, so he didn't get discharged. I'd guess that the sailor's curiosity got the best of him/her, and that's all.

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