NZ: Privacy breach due to clerical error, board says

Marcus Stickley of The Nelson Mail reports:

“Clerical error” was the cause of a botch-up in which four patients had their confidential medical documents posted to another patient, says the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

Nelson woman Elaine Robinson last month received a letter containing medical documents relating to her and her newborn daughter, along with others concerning the treatment of four other patients. All were patients of GP Gill Harker.

The board later took out a court order against Mrs Robinson for the return of the documents and asked that she swear under oath that she would not reveal the private information they contained.

Full story – The Nelson Mail

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