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Hospital Fined for Octomom Leaks

What will the tabloids do now? California health regulators fined a Bellflower hospital $250,000 for not preventing employees from leaking medical information about octomom Nadya Suleman to tabloids. A state medical privacy law was enacted at the beginning of this year after violations of Farrah Fawcett, Britney Spears, Maria Shriver and other celebrities’ medical records were widely publicized. This fine is the first instance of enforcement of the law. Eight workers were implicated for snooping in Suleman’s medical files. “It's the hospital's job to prevent these breaches from occurring, not just crack down after the fact," said the state's Secretary of Health.