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Dr. Fernando Rojas Lievano case closed without charges by RCMP

The RCMP has decided not to lay charges against Dr. Fernando Rojas Lievano for looking at the medical files of several hundred women who were patients of the Vitalité Health Network.

Vitalité investigation into doctor who accessed medical files of hundreds of women continues

The RCMP has decided not to lay charges against Dr. Fernando Rojas Lievano for looking at the medical files of several hundred women who were patients of the Vitalité Health Network.

Dr. Fernando Rojas Lievano accessed the medical files of hundreds of women and remains under investigation by Vitalité Health Network, but will not face criminal charges.
"Vitalité Health Network was advised by the RCMP that their investigation in relation to a physician at Moncton’s Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is closed and there will be no further action on their part," stated Vitalité spokesman Luc Foulem in an email.

"We are continuing with our internal investigation in relation to this file," said Foulem. "It should be noted that the said physician has not returned to his functions at the hospital."

The women whose files were accessed ranged in age from 13 to 39, according to a report by Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand.

In her report, Bertrand said she "strongly recommends" both disciplinary measures against the doctor and charges because of the "scale of unlawful accesses committed" by Roja Lievano.

The case became public after some patients received letters from Vitalité warning them a doctor had consulted their medical files without permission.

In his defence, Rojas Lievano told Bertrand that he had a personal interest in discovering the ages of the women.

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