Monday, October 19, 2015

Nurses Fined $1K for Each Patient Privacy Breach

Two Canadian registered nurses have been fined $1,000 for each time they breached the privacy of patients' medical records.

The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba said one nurse apologized to the patient for her poor judgment. The other nurse admitted to the nurse admitted to inappropriately accessing a patient's medical record, but denied disclosing the patient's information. N either nurse had a disciplinary record and they were both ordered to pay the fine.

"The college said neither nurse had a disciplinary record and they were both ordered to pay the fine."
- CBC News
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Sources:
(a) 2 Manitoba nurses fined $1K each for breaching patient privacy - www.CBC.ca, 10/17/2015

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