Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
April 25, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report PH-2019-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report PH-2019-001 under authority of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). A summary of the Report is included below.

To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report:PH-2019-001
Report Date:April 24, 2019
Public Body:Eastern Health
Summary: The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) was made aware of a privacy breach involving the Custodian and initiated a complaint on behalf of the party whose personal health information had been breached. The personal health information of the affected individual was improperly added to another patient’s file and then disclosed to that patient in response to an access request. The Commissioner found there had been improper disclosure of personal health information by the Custodian.

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2019 04 25                              9:30 a.m.