Termination for viewing of health records

The nurse's unauthorized access to several thousand medical records could not be excused as either casual or instructional.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/05/2012

A nurse was fired after it was learned that she had been reviewing patient medical records without authorization.

Hired in 1999, M.M. was a Registered Nurse employed in the medical unit at a regional hospital.

In 2011, M.M.’s practice of routinely perusing computerized patient medical records for information on ailments, conditions and treatments that interested her was revealed by chance.