Investigation Launched At Lohan Rehab Clinic

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December 23, 2010 | 11:50am EST

Public health officials in California have launched an investigation into the rehab clinic where Lindsay Lohan received treatment, following allegations a staff member breached policy by revealing patient details to the press.
The Mean Girls star is currently serving three months of court-ordered treatment for a probation violation and she was enrolled at California’s famous Betty Ford center until earlier this month when she moved to another facility.

The switch came after an alleged clash with an employee, who was later fired for giving details about the incident to the media.

It has now been revealed that officials at the California Department of Public Health have launched a probe into the Betty Ford clinic, although the agency has not confirmed whether the investigation is linked to Lohan’s case.

The Associated Press reports the former employee’s interview with website could violate state and federal medical privacy laws.

Lohan’s mother Dina has since spoken out about her daughter’s stay at Betty Ford, insisting staff at the center were “fabulous” and “really helped” the actress.