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Island Health says 39 patients affected by a privacy breach

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A privacy breach involving dozens of patients prompted an investigation by Island Health.

Suzanne Germain says the incident involved an employee who worked in the central island area.

Germain says the privacy breaches happened between January and November of 2014. The employee responsible no longer works for Island Health, and all of the affected patients have been notified.

Germain says Island Health is developing a way to quiz employees on an annual basis about the organizations Privacy Code, and they’ll have to sign a commitment to appropriately manage confidential information.

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