Nova Scotia health privacy bill passes despite media fear of jail or fines

The Canadian Press reports:

Nova Scotia legislation that aims to protect personal health records but also raises fears that it’s too restrictive on the media has passed.

Fred Vallance-Jones, a journalism professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, says the law could see journalists fined or jailed if they seek information from hospital officials when patients haven’t given permission to release information about their status.

Read more in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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