Newfoundland and Labrador Privacy Commissioner Ed Ring has used section 88(1)(a) of the Personal Health Information Act for the first time to charge two former employees of Western Health and Eastern Health in connection with accessing patient files inappropriately in two separate occurrences. The Western Star reports that Ring announced the development this past week in a press release and further stated that while there had been similar breaches in the past, charging the employees was warranted and “the act is written as it is with section 88 in there to add this other level of deterrence.”
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