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10/07/2016 08:15 EDT | Updated 10/08/2017 01:12 EDT

Saskatchewan nurses' association criticized for privacy violation

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association has gotten its hand slapped for doing almost the same thing it took a member to task for in February.

Carolyn Strom is a nurse from Prince Albert who was brought before a disciplinary committee in February on charges of professional misconduct for writing a critical post on Facebook about her grandparents' treatment in a long-term care facility.

The association charged that she used her status as a registered nurse for personal purposes and violated the confidentiality of her grandparents.

However, the Information and Privacy Commissioner has found the association violated Strom's grandparents' privacy by putting part of the Facebook post onto its website without taking out the identifying and personal information.

The privacy commissioner said that was a violation of the Health Information Protection Act.

Strom's case has been heard but has not been concluded.

(CJME)