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Individual Charged under the Health Information Act

April 23, 2015

An investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has resulted in one charge being laid against an individual under the Health Information Act (HIA).

The OIPC conducted an investigation following a report from Alberta Health Services on an incident at its Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Upon completion of the investigation, the OIPC charged the individual with allegedly gaining access to eight individuals’ health information in contravention of HIA.

This is the fifth time a person has been charged under the offence provisions of HIA, and the second time this month. The maximum penalty for an offence is $50,000.