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Discipline Decisions, November Messenger 2023 | Posted November 10, 2023
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Dr. Jung Hwa Lee guilty of improperly accessing health records

A CPSA Hearing Tribunal found family physician Dr. Jung Hwa Lee of Calgary guilty of unprofessional conduct for improperly accessing patient records.


Dr. Lee was accused of intentionally accessing a personal health record in 2020, for a patient from her clinic whom she had never provided care and without an authorized reason. Dr. Lee admitted to the allegations, however argued that the circumstances under which her actions occurred when considered in their entirety did not amount to unprofessional conduct.

After considering the evidence presented and the circumstances of the case, the Tribunal concluded Dr. Lee exhibited poor judgment and knowingly contravened the Health Information Act, the Health Professions Act (HPA) and CPSA’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism, and that these breaches did rise to the level of unprofessional conduct under the HPA.

The Tribunal’s decision can be reviewed in full on CPSA’s website. Sanction will be determined by the Hearing Tribunal at a later date.

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