Ca: Personal medical records found strewn along street in Richmond Hill

Andrea Piunno reports:

Confidential medical documents have been strewn along a busy street in Richmond Hill for as long as a week, but it’s not yet clear how the breach occurred. A CityNews viewer who lives along Major Mackenzie Drive East near Yonge Street says hundreds of documents have been scattered in the area, along the street and sidewalks, and in snowbanks.

The pages aren’t shredded and some contain patient names, dates of birth, addresses, and medical test results.


The address on some of the documents matched a nearby doctor’s office with the name Dr. Martin Richmond on them.

When approached by CityNews, Dr. Richmond said he would not be commenting and referred any inquiries to his attorney.

His lawyer has not yet returned CityNews’ calls.

Other documents named Mackenzie Health. The group sent someone to the area to clean up the documents on Wednesday afternoon.

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A search of Mackenzie Health’s web site shows that Dr. Martin Richmond is one of their physicians. but it is not yet clear where those records were stored or who was responsible for them.

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