Ca: No more snooping into health records

Melanie Jacob reports:

A person’s health record is a very private thing, and yet it’s not always difficult to access someone else’s. Thanks to new amendments to The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), people’s health privacy has been strengthened.

The amendments include offences for “snooping,” willful disclosure of personal information, and not properly securing health records. The changes also provide a system that will enable quick response to discovery of abandoned or unsecured records.

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