New Brunswick's privacy commissioner will soon release her report on a major privacy breach at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, CBC News has learned.
CBC first broke the news in February that a doctor at the hospital had accessed the files of 142 patients without authorization.
Dr. Fernando Rojas, a radio-oncologist at the hospital, looked into files, many of which belonged to young women who were not his patients, but whom he had encountered either at work or in his personal life.
The Vitalité Health Network has been investigating the breach for more than a year and Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand has also been conducting a review.
Bertrand confirms her report will be released on June 25.
The report will include all the details involved in this case.
There is no end date to Vitalité's investigation.
Spokesperson Luc Folem told CBC News that this is "a human resources matter and we cannot comment on the physician's status."
Rojas has not been working for the last five weeks. It is unclear when he will return to work
The New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons say they're asking Vitalité for more information about the situation, but have no plans on stepping in at this point.
Rojas looked at the files of at least two female medical students at the University of Moncton, both of whom had done internships at the Georges Dumont Hospital.
CBC News also learned of another female employee at hospital whose file Rojas accessed.
He also looked into the files of women he had met in the community including servers at a greater Moncton restaurant where Rojas was a regular customer.
One server said when she got a letter informing her about the situation from Vitalité, she didn't think much about it until she realized Rojas was involved.
Rojas would come to the restaurant almost every week over several years, she says.
He was always curious, asking questions about her life, says the woman, who still works in the restaurant industry.
She says the incident makes her uncomfortable and affects the way she interacts with customers.