N.B. says privacy policy violated after health records vanished

CBC News in Canada reports:

The New Brunswick government is acknowledging that its privacy policies were not followed after the health records of 203 people went missing from a regional health authority in February.

Acting health minister Kelly Lamrock said Friday that senior officials in the Department of Health should have been told immediately.

That’s the policy that was announced last May after an earlier case of lost records.

The records belonged to the province’s Regional Health Authority A and went missing in early February.

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