Albertan faces criminal charges, 34 counts under health information act

CALGARY – Government officials say 34 charges have been laid under Alberta’s health information act against one person in the province.

The same person has been charged with six counts under the Criminal Code.

The allegations include improperly accessing other people’s health information, inappropriately using and disclosing that information, and falsifying a record.

The case came to light after a reported breach to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

The maximum penalty for the offences under the Health Information Act is $50,000 for each charge, while the charges under the Criminal Code could result in jail time.


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