In Ontario, hundreds of hospital privacy violations go unreported
Olivia Carville reports:
Five staff members snooped into the medical records of 22 patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health last year.
A clinician from St. Michael’s Hospital posted an inappropriate comment on Facebook about a patient’s behaviour during a healthcare procedure.
While standing in line for pizza, a Toronto East General Hospital doctor chatted on his cellphone about the private details of a patient, unaware the patient’s relative was in the same line.
These are just three examples among what may be thousands of serious health-related privacy violations that go unreported each year to the provincial Information and Privacy Commissioner.
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