Angela Hall writes in the Leader-Post:
REGINA — Hundreds of patient files have been discovered in a vacant Yorkton office space, prompting an investigation by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner.
An anonymous complaint tipped the commissioner’s office to the presence of five large boxes containing what appears to be physician records for as many as 800 or 900 patients in the Yorkton region, Commissioner Gary Dickson said Monday.
The discovery was made at 31 2nd Ave. North. But the commercial space where the files were found did not recently contain a physician’s office, Dickson said.
The privacy commissioner’s investigation under the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) will be to determine who was last in charge of the files and how the records came to be abandoned.
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