Ca: Doctor’s records improperly disposed

Patient records from a newly closed medical practice were not properly disposed of the privacy commissioner has ruled.

Dr. Lalita Malhotra, who retired earlier this year, failed to have all records shredded by a company that deals in secure shredding and some ended up whole in a recycling facility.

“Dr. Malhotra states that she accepts full responsibility for what occurred and appears to understand where she erred. Multiple factors contributed to the root cause of this privacy breach,” reads the ruling by privacy commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski.

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