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Canada Dashboard Digest | Sobeys-employed pharmacist illicitly accessed patient info for two years Related reading: OCR issues rule for reproductive health care under HIPAA



A pharmacist employed by the Sobeys National Pharmacy Group illicitly accessed the medical information of 46 people over a two-year period, The Canadian Press reports. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nova Scotia investigated the privacy breaches, finding the pharmacist used the province’s Drug Information System to gather information on people she knew. The employee, who was a manager at a community pharmacy, was later fired. "It's shocking that somebody in a position of trust would breach that trust so badly and would fail to recognize the importance of preserving the right to privacy and the integrity of the individuals whose information she breached,” Nova Scotia Information and Privacy Commissioner Catherine Tully said.
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