NZ: Nurse suspended after snooping through 64 patients records

Rachel Thomas reports:

A nurse who snooped through more than 1000 private health records has admitted her actions have eroded public trust in the health system.

In a charge brought by the Nursing Council’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC), the nurse was alleged to have accessed health records “without justification or authorisation” when she worked at an unnamed district health board.

She was found guilty of sifting through 64 people’s private records and more than 1000 documents between November 2011 and May 2013.

She was suspended for 18 months.

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