Alberta pharmacist fined $15K for snooping through health files

The Canadian Press reports:

A former Edmonton pharmacist has been fined $15,000 after admitting she snooped through the health files of several people.

The office of the privacy commissioner says Marianne Songgadan was charged after the office received a complaint from a woman in August 2010.

The woman said the pharmacist had used Alberta’s electronic health records to get information about her.

She also said details about a prescription drug she had taken were posted on Facebook.

Three other women came forward after the initial allegations to complain about the same pharmacist.

An audit by the privacy office found the health information of eight other individuals had been compromised.

Read more on Metro News.

So how do you get a $15,000 fine? What is the most the pharmacist could have been fined?

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