NZ: Ministry for Children forced to apologize after social worker tries to access private medical records
The Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, has been forced to apologise to a foster family after one of its social workers tried to access their private medical records.
The incident occurred after a foster child tried to attack them with a knife. However, the family says the attempted privacy breach has been even more traumatic.
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Think about that. The family was more traumatized by their medical privacy being violated than a foster child trying to attack them with a knife. That speaks volumes about how important medical privacy is to people.