PHIPA Reports

HI-050014-1 - A Physician

  • Garbage bag containing personal health information found by a homeowner on his property.
  • Resolved through informal resolution. After the health information custodian was identified, she retrieved the contents of the garbage bag. The personal health information was located on pieces of carbon paper. The health information custodian revised her practices such that carbon paper is now shredded, rather than placed in the garbage.
  • Section 12(2) - notification was fulfilled by the health information custodian by way of verbal notification to the affected individuals.
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