A former Eastern Health employee has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully obtaining health information.

Colleen Weeks was terminated in July 2012 for accessing files of more than 100 patients in St. John's.

Weeks did not appear in court Wednesday morning, but her lawyer entered the plea on her behalf.

Weeks was a nurse at Eastern Health for more than a decade.

At the time, she acknowledged that she looked at the patients' files, but said she had legitimate reasons for doing so.

A five-day trial has been set for September.