NZ: Nurse suspended for privacy breach

Wilma McCorkindale reports:

A former Dunedin enrolled nurse who illegally accessed details of a patient’s termination of pregnancy and then texted another person about it has been suspended from practising.

Rayleen Jeanette Park has appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal on charges under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

In a tribunal decision released today Park has had her registration as an enrolled nurse suspended for three months.

Read more on Stuff.  The breach might have gone undetected had the nurse not confessed to “accidentally” accessing the list. Testimony offered during the case indicate that the “confession” may have been prompted by the recipient of the text message informing her that she was going to report the privacy breach.

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