Ca: Victoria doctor under fire over alleged breach of privacy

Cindy Harnett and Nick Wells report that a Victoria urologist is under investigation by health authorities over allegations he photographed an unconscious, morbidly obese male patient and sent the picture to a friend.  Read more on The Province.

There are lots of understandable reasons why a doctor might want to share an unusual or interesting case with others.  Understandable, but still verboten without the patient’s consent.  It will be interesting to see what the investigation determines and whether any disciplinary steps are taken.  And if a non-physician would be terminated for a breach of this kind, will a physician be?

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