This is the first Canadian case of "medical identity theft" or impersonation that I've seen widely reported:
CBC News - Calgary - Mistaken identity case sparks investigation
Alberta's privacy commissioner has announced an investigation into the "Golo" identity case.
Golo is the nickname of a man who was admitted into Foothills Hospital, died on May 21, 2009, and then was buried in a Calgary cemetery, all under someone else's identity.
He allegedly used an Alberta Health Care card stolen from a casual acquaintance.
The investigation will examine "what steps are reasonable to take to ensure health information is accurate and complete before it is used by a health services provider," according to a news release from the information and privacy commissioner's office.
A report will be released to the public once the investigation is completed.
Calgary police are still trying to determine Golo's identity.