Dec 062016
 December 6, 2016  Posted by  Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Seen on Sky News:

A Whitehorse psychiatrist is raising concerns about patient confidentiality in Yukon, saying the territorial government pressures doctors to share personal and sensitive medical files, or forfeit payment.

Dr. Armando Heredia says the practice of sharing files with government is “rampant” among Yukon doctors, and he’s complained to the Yukon privacy commissioner about the issue.

“I don’t know if most people in the community would be agreeable to have somebody from the government come in and look at your medical information, and you not know about it. And they have a right to know your diagnosis and treatment, whether you like it or not,” he said.

Read more on Sky News.

Update: The government denies the allegations.

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