Leif Larsen reports:
A privacy expert says health-care workers, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and even Health Minister Sharon Blady don’t understand what Manitoba’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) actually says.
Reid Bricker went missing the morning of Oct. 24, after he was released from the Health Sciences Centre. Bricker was involuntarily brought to the hospital on Oct. 23 by police, following a suicide attempt — his third in 10 days.
When his family tried to get information about Bricker they were told PHIA wouldn’t allow for the disclosure of information without consent from the individual.
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