Ca: Nurse accused of snooping into patient records loses bid for secret hearing

Theresa Boyle reports:

A nurse accused of invading patients’ privacy by snooping into their medical records has lost her bid to have her disciplinary hearing held in secret.

A disciplinary panel of the College of Nurses of Ontario denied Mandy Edgerton-Reid’s request to exclude the public, including the media, from a hearing into allegations that she looked at records of 300 patients at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, without consent or authorization.

Read more on Toronto Star.

I’m surprised to learn that their hearings are routinely held in public. I wonder if that’s true for professional disciplinary hearings in all fields and other provinces in Canada.  My only experience here has been with disciplinary hearings involving medical doctors, and those were closed hearings.

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