Ca: Health records privacy breach affects more than 100 in Sarnia, Ont., area

The Canadian Press reports:

The confidential health information of more than 100 southwestern Ontario residents has been breached.

Bluewater Health and the North Lambton Community Health Centre have sent a letter of notification and apology to affected patients advising that personal information was inappropriately accessed.

Bluewater Health privacy officer Karen Waymouth says a North Lambton Community Health Centre employee accessed private information such as OHIP numbers and records of hospital visits.

Waymouth says the hospital was notified of the incident Aug. 13 and issued letters to those affected on Oct. 25.

Read more in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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