Charges Laid under the Health Information Act

April 16, 2015

An investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has resulted in 14 charges 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 the Tofield Health Centre. Upon completion of the investigation, charges were laid against the individual who allegedly gained access to health information in contravention of HIA.

This is the fourth time charges have been laid under provisions of HIA. The maximum penalty for each offence is $50,000.