IPC Investigates Medical Waste Disposal
DATA LOSSJanuary 15, 2010
Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner is looking into the discovery of dozens of medical waste containers in the vicinity of a methadone clinic in Scarborough, reports the Toronto Sun. The containers are labeled with patients' names, the report states. "There are two issues here," said a Toronto Public Health official. "The fact that patients' names are on the containers is a huge privacy issue..." and what types of fluids the containers house is the other, said Dr. Howard Shapiro.