Sault Area Hospital privacy breach sees Dr. Douglas Brooks penalized
The Sault Area Hospital says there's been a privacy breach involving a doctor with privileges at the facility.
The hospital says an investigation was started into allegations that Dr. Douglas E. Brooks had unauthorized access to a patient file.
It says the hospital co-operated fully with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
The family has also been notified.
The hospital has imposed a penalty against the doctor, but a spokesperson says they don't divulge details of disciplinary matters.