Toronto Star's View: Ontario should prosecute those snooping into patients’ medical records

From a Toronto Star editorial:

There isn’t much point in having a law on the books only to have people flout it with impunity.

Yet that’s precisely the case with legislation that’s supposed to protect Ontarians from unwarranted snooping into their medical records.

The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act has been in force for more than 10 years. But no one has ever been successfully prosecuted for violating its terms.

Only one person — one! — has been charged under this law, and that North Bay case remains before the courts.

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