Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Doctor Invades Medical Privacy of 2 Ex-Girlfriends

A hospital has lodged a police complaint against a doctor who accessed medical records of two ex-girlfriends in 2007 and 2009.

In one case he accessed his girlfriends medical records on learning she was being treated for a sexually transmitted disease. He claimed to be worried about contracting the disease from her.

In the second case the doctor accessed his other girlfriend's medical records to find out when she had appointments at the hospital. He wanted to avoid her since he claimed the woman was stalking him and threatening him.
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The second girlfriend brought the doctors action to the attention of the hospital when she filed a complaint against the doctor in August 2009.

Sources:
(a) Hospital takes action on doctor who accessed records - YourHealth, AsiaOne, 1/21/2012

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