Thursday, March 24, 2005

It's ten o'clock in Alberta. Do you know where your medical records are?

The Red Deer Advocate is reporting that a sudden medical clinic closure has left the town's residents wondering where their medical records are:

Medical records being sought:

"Mar 22 2005

By andrea miller

A women's health clinic that suddenly closed last week is being questioned about missing medical records.

The Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons is trying to find out what happened to the medical files of hundreds of patients of the clinic, said spokeswoman Kelly Eby.

The province's privacy commissioner is also looking for answers to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Healthporte Medical Clinic in Red Deer closed last week after struggling to find enough doctors since opening last July.

Patients and the clinic's two doctors arrived last Tuesday to find a closure notice on the building in Cronquist Business Park...."

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