Charges Laid for Breaches of Health Information

December 1, 2015

An investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has resulted in 26 charges being laid against an individual under the Health Information Act (HIA).

An incident at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary was reported by Alberta Health Services to the OIPC. The OIPC conducted an investigation and 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 sixth time charges have been laid under provisions of HIA. The maximum penalty for each offence is $50,000.