A former Vancouver Island nurse who accessed private medical records without permission has been handed a 30-day suspension.
The B.C. College of Registered Nurse’s suspended Jennifer Goodman of Victoria for unauthorized access to the records of 74 individuals.
The incidents took place in 2013 and 2014 and Island Health fired Goodman.
The nurse’s college and Goodman agreed to the suspension last month.
A statement on the college’s website says Goodman had no legitimate care relationship with the individuals.
Goodman told the committee in many but not all cases, “she accessed the information to obtain test results for herself and family, to obtain the age and birthdates of co-workers, and to determine where in the hospital individuals she wished to visit were.”
The college says Goodman cooperated in the investigation and expressed remorse.
Goodman also agreed to complete a consultation of the college’s regulatory practice.