Ex-doc dumps abortion files in Kan. recycling bin

March 27, 2012 - 10:45 AM

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A woman says she found more than 1,000 private abortion records dumped in a recycling bin outside an elementary school near Kansas City, Kan.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/GVUz7Z ) the patient records are from a defunct clinic, Affordable Medical and Surgical Services in Kansas City, Kan. They show personal information such as names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and health history, including if the women had abortions.

The clinic was run by Krishna Rajanna, who lost his medical license in 2005. He told the Star he thought the records would be recycled before anyone saw them.

Local and state authorities are investigating.

Kansas law requires that all medical records be kept a minimum of 10 years. Hundreds of the discarded records were less than 10 years old.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com