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Hospital clerk charged with misusing patients records

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A Scarborough hospital employee alleged to have sold the confidential medical records of birthing mothers to financial companies has been charged with selling securities without a licence.

Shaida Bandali, a former clerk at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, was charged by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) with the “quasi-criminal” offence of “misusing” as many as 8,300 records, mostly of mothers who gave birth between 2009 and 2013. It’s the first time anyone has been charged in relation to a slew of privacy breaches revealed over recent months at numerous hospitals in the GTA.

Read the whole story on the Toronto Star website here.

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