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Privacy commissioner: 'Ambiguity' in policies contributed to paramedic taking, sharing photo of patient's injury

from Saskatoon StarPhoenix

A new single health authority, when formed, should ensure that health care contractors such as ambulance companies have formal, written policies in place to protect personal health information, says Saskatchewan's Information and Privacy Commissioner. Ronald Kruzeniski made the recommendation after investigating an incident in Lloydminster in which a paramedic took a photo of a person's injured hand and shared it with her colleagues. more

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