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Ontario nurse suspended for allegedly prying into hundreds of patients’ records

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015    

A female nurse in Ontario, Canada was recently suspended after she was accused of prying into the medical records of at least 338 patients, thestar.com reported on May 5.

Reports revealed that 42-year-old Marcella Calvano had her nursing license suspended for three months after she pleaded guilty to “professional misconduct” in a hearing conducted at the College of Nurses of Ontario. Calvano reportedly admitted that she peered into the medical records of patients with the Sault Area Hospital between 2011 and 2012. Documents revealed that the medical records that the patients whose privacy law has been violated were not under the care of Calvano. Calvano, who was forced to resign from her work, expressed apologies for the misconduct she committed.

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