Ca: Judge expands Alberta health privacy laws in case where woman’s access to parents restricted

Karen Kleiss reports:

 In a precedent-setting decision, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled the province’s Health Information Act protects any information broadly connected to a patient’s care, even if that information is about another person.

The sweeping decision from Justice Thomas Wakeling last month overturned a ruling from Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, and called the earlier decision “irrational” and “unreasonable.”

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