Nov 192009
 

New Democrat health critic Adrian Dix is asking B.C.’s privacy commissioner to review a release of private medical information of 77 Interior Health patients.

The health authority informed patients in October of a breach of confidential information. A health authority pathologist posted records, including age and care card numbers, of the patients as part of a teaching assignment with the Canadian Association of Pathologists.

The records were intended to be posted to an internal website but were publicly available for several months.

But Dix said the patient records should have never been used for the purpose, regardless of whether it was accidentally posted to a public website.

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