Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)
Status of Peterborough Regional Health Centre Class Action
The proposed class action involving breaches of patients’ personal health information at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre is proceeding to the next step: applying to the court to have the action certified as a class action. There are no court dates set as of yet.
Supreme Court Decision Permits Class Action to Proceed
On October 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a proposed appeal of Hopkins v. Kay in which the Court of Appeal ruled that patients should be permitted to sue hospitals and staff members for privacy breaches, such as snooping into medical records, and not simply be restricted to making a complaint to the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Click here to view an article on this case. Here is the summary from the Supreme Court website: Peterborough Regional Health Centre, et al. v. Heike Hesse and Erkenraadje Wensvoort on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, et al.
Case summaries are prepared by the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (Law Branch) for information purposes only.
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