NZ: Breach of doctors’ privacy alleged at Waikato District Health Board

Libby Wilson reports:

An alleged privacy breach involving doctors’ own health and safety information has sparked debate.

Waikato District Health Board human resource staffers entered health and safety files of specialists without authorisation, according to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

The union has advised its Waikato members to stop using or giving medical information to the board’s Health and Safety Service.

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