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Medical Waste Spill Exposes Patient Data


March 23, 2012

After medical waste--including patient information stickers--was found on a St. John's street, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador Ed Ring said that if any of the eight people affected would like to file a complaint, they should contact his office. VOCM reports that the waste, including fluid samples, involved Eastern Health, which has briefed the commissioner on the incident and its follow-up process and is conducting an investigation. Ring says whether his office will take further action is dependent on Eastern Health's response.
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