ALBERTA

Albertan Charged With 34 Counts Under Health Information Act

10/16/2012 11:48 EDT | Updated 12/16/2012 05:12 EST
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TRIPOLI, LIBYA - AUGUST 27: Men look at records of medical workers at a private hospital inside of Baba al Azizia, Moammar Gaddafi's main military compound on August 27, 2011 in Tripoli, Libya. The main compound has turned into a tourist attraction and a symbol of Gaddafi's ousted regime. Numbers of Libyans are gathering to celebrate his downfall and to explore the compound which up until August 23, 2011 has been hidden from public view until the recent surge into Tripoli by rebel forces. Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan capital between Gaddafi's forces and the surging rebel presence. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
CALGARY - Government officials say 34 charges have been laid under Alberta's health information act against one person in the province.

The same person has been charged with six counts under the Criminal Code.

The allegations include improperly accessing other people's health information, inappropriately using and disclosing that information, and falsifying a record.

The case came to light after a reported breach to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

The maximum penalty for the offences under the Health Information Act is $50,000 for each charge, while the charges under the Criminal Code could result in jail time.

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