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IPC Investigates Medical Waste Disposal

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January 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.
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