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Dr. Eileen Ma sanctioned for improperly accessing health records

Hearing Decisions, Media Release | Posted February 7, 2024

Edmonton, AB – Dr. Eileen Ma, a family physician from Calgary, admitted to unprofessional conduct and was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal.

Dr. Ma was accused of accessing the personal health information records of three patients without an authorized purpose for doing so, in breach of Alberta’s Health Information Act and contrary to CPSA’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism.

Dr. Ma admitted to the allegations and conceded that her actions amounted to unprofessional conduct. The Hearing Tribunal accepted a joint submission on sanction and ordered the following:

  • Dr. Ma will receive a written reprimand.
  • At her own expense, Dr. Ma must unconditionally pass the privacy and confidentiality course offered by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). The Tribunal was advised Dr. Ma has already completed this course.
  • Costs were not ordered by the Hearing Tribunal.

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision

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