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Results of Investigation Withheld

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

September 27, 2013

While the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) has completed its investigation into allegations a Victoria doctor took a photograph of an unconscious patient and sent it to others for “non-medical reasons,” the authority is not revealing the results until the College of Physicians and Surgeons completes a review, Times Colonist reports. “In the interests of fairness and due process, we will wait for the findings from the College to determine what action we should take in response,” the VIHA’s Valerie Wilson said, adding, “We have been meeting with the patient and the patient’s family on a regular basis since this incident occurred … We have apologized to the patient.”
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