Michigan's HIV Testing Scandal
March 7, 2013
In researching alleged 2011 Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) data breaches, investigative reporter Todd Heywood discovered that MDCH "secretly collected personal information
To learn about MDCH collection of confidential HIV testing information, Heywood submitted multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and he also asked to attend a March 6 mandatory meeting for all Michigan agencies that receive federal funding for HIV prevention and testing through MDCH grants. Although meeting organizers initially denied Heywood's request because he is not a grantee, he eventually received permission to attend. Heywood states his 300-hour investigation has encompassed 60 e-mail interviews and phone calls, FOIA requests and appeals, and document review.
03.06.2013; Kathy Hoekstra
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)
The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our advertising policy.