Canada: Man finds information of 60 patients on back of prescription

Magnifying Glass by Emma Craig

From the CBC news item:

Last month, Eddie Soltani’s wife had an appointment with Dr. Michael Lai in downtown Toronto.

Her husband picked her up and they were about to fill the prescription when Soltani says he discovered a list on the other side containing what he believes is personal information of Lai’s patients.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario told CBC Toronto it found no record of Soltani contacting its office, though in a case like this, according to spokesperson Tiffanie Ing, the office would “contact the doctor to find out how this mistake was made … and ensure that the doctor notified the patient whose information went astray.

Ing said the commissioner’s office “absolutely responds to tips and does not require a formal complaint in order to act.” She also confirmed the office has launched an investigation after CBC Toronto first published the story.

Read the full item at the link:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/personal-health-information-on-back-of-doctors-prescription-according-to-toronto-man-1.4248836

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