Jennifer Graham of the Canadian Press reports:
Gary Dickson has seen abandoned medical records turn up in some pretty bizarre places in his time as Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner – mouldy basements, drafty Quonset huts, vacant buildings.
He argues that more needs to be done to protect sensitive, personal health information left behind when a doctor retires or dies. Increasingly across Canada, he says, no appropriate arrangements have been made to turn records over to another doctor or to an approved archive.
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