University of Saskatchewan Dean of Medicine Preston Smith is taking a firm stance on health privacy after a member of his faculty reported a known opponent of COVID restrictions for being in the hospital with COVID- 19.

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Global News has not confirmed that the person in question is in the hospital or positive for COVID-19 at this time.

The faculty member claims they called the Royal University Hospital and that staff confirmed the person was in a COVID-19 ward.

A USask faculty member posted this tweet revealing a known opponent of COVID-19 restrictions for being in a COVID-19 hospital ward.

A USask faculty member posted this tweet revealing a known opponent of COVID-19 restrictions for being in a COVID-19 hospital ward.

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Smith says that calling the hospital for this reason is harassing staff and that posting the information is against the USask College of Medicine’s privacy policy.

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“I wanted to be there in front of that and say no, this is something that is very, very important to the School of Medicine,” Smith said.

“And we do not believe that it is correct, for whatever reason, to make public the health information of another person.”

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While some people on Twitter defend the posts, others call for the faculty member to be disciplined.

Smith declined to comment on whether the employee’s work is in question.


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