Medical curiosity kills therapist’s careerRepeated breaches of confidentiality lead to termination04/14/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/14/2014 Curiosity killed the career of a Saskatchewan-based physical therapist. Joan McHattie, a physical therapist with 25 years of service and a clean discipline record, was fired after accessing the personal health information of 99 patients without authorization. The persons affected were not McHattie’s patients, nor were they within her circle of care. Personal health information is confidential and restricted to health care providers on a need-to-know basis. The Prairie North Health Region found McHattie had no need for the medical information she accessed and dismissed her for the breach of confidentiality. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.