Pharmacist suspended and fined thousands of dollars over privacy breach

She sent a patient’s list of medications via an SMS message

A Canadian pharmacist has been suspended from practising after sending an SMS about a patient to someone outside the person's "circle of care".

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The pharmacist, Diane Roy, admitted that she sent a patient's full list of medications to someone who wasn't among the healthcare professionals providing care to the patient.

At a hearing, Ms Roy had her right to practice suspended for three months and was fined around $2000 Canadian and will need to pay off $15,000 in costs over three years, according to a