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Edmonton Doctor Penalized for Accessing Data

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

March 29, 2013

An Edmonton doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta after being found guilty of unprofessional conduct, reports the Edmonton Journal. Emergency Physician Deanna Watrich has been suspended for 60 days for inappropriately accessing patient records after the region’s information and privacy commissioner received complaints. Meanwhile, the Northwest Territories’ privacy commissioner has advised Yellowknife Health and Social Services to change how it handles patients’ medical records.
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