Thursday , 19 May 2022

Former Covenant Health employee convicted for Illegal Disclosure of Health Information in Vegreville

A former Covenant Health employee pleaded guilty on Monday, March 14 to knowingly disclosing health information in contravention of the Health Information Act (HIA).

Samantha Barker admitted to accessing the health information of several people without a valid employment purpose. The inappropriate access and disclosure of health information occurred in Vegreville.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) opened an offence investigation into Ms Barker’s actions in February 2020. Charges were laid in July 2021.

It is an offence under HIA to knowingly disclose health information in contravention of the Act (section 107(2)(a)).

She was fined $1,500 for the offence under HIA.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.