Health Care
DETROIT — A Detroit police corporal has been charged in the beating of a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.
HALIFAX — An investigation by Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records — something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence.
CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says letters are being sent to 178 people notifying them that their health information was inappropriately accessed by an employee at a Calgary clinic.
Canadian Security magazine has released the full schedule and agenda for the forthcoming Focus on Healthcare Security event, which will be held Dec. 4 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
WINNIPEG — The president of a Manitoba union representing security officers in the province's hospitals has invited the health minister to sit with her in an emergency room to see the dangerous situations fuelled by methamphetamine.
Two Hamilton paramedics have been charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who police say was killed while trying to stop an altercation late last year.
MONTREAL — The administration of a maximum security psychiatric hospital in Montreal has launched an investigation after several employees were allegedly injured by a group of teenage patients who reportedly plotted an attack.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida hospital two decades ago and raised the child as her own in South Carolina was sentenced Friday to 18 years for kidnapping. She will also serve five years concurrently on a charge of custody interference.
OTTAWA — The federal government says the Canadian public broadly supports the tight regulations it has proposed for marijuana packaging, which will include a bright red stop sign emblazoned with a pot leaf and the letters THC.
When I first started working in health-care security in 1985, it was a very different world.
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