10/23/2015 12:45 EDT | Updated 10/23/2015 12:59 EDT

Saskatchewan Health Employee Fired For Accessing Private Patient Data

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — An employee of a Saskatchewan health authority has been fired for inappropriately accessing patient information.

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region says data involving 22 patients was accessed over the past year.

Officials say they learned of the breach last month.

All the information, with one exception, involves electronic records.

The health region says the affected patients have been told about the breach.

The Ministry of Health and Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner have also been informed.

Alberta Health Services has also faced a number of privacy breaches over the past year.

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