Health Care
EDMONTON — A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
TORONTO — An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia nurse Jamie Stewart says he's been verbally abused and even threatened on the job — and in one recent incident, his hospital went into partial lockdown.
BURNABY, B.C. - The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening.
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has announced its newly-elected board directors for 2017. Election ballots were sent to IAHSS voting members electronically during October.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s privacy office is calling on a medical clinic to immediately stop collecting video and audio of patients, employees and contractors because it is not legally authorized to do so.
A file containing limited information concerning about 1000 patients is missing from a secure room at a Winnipeg hospital.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association reports that a registered nurse was assaulted and beaten on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
The president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union is concerned that neither the province’s health authority nor the Department of Health and Wellness notified the union that an armed man had walked into the emergency room at Middleton's Soldiers Memorial Hospital one week ago, putting staff and patients at risk.
NORWAY HOUSE, Man. — The RCMP is investigating two cases of babies who were switched at birth at a northern Manitoba hospital more than 40 years ago.
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