NUH doctor fined $50,000 for sharing patient's info

Psychiatrist did not verify identity of caller who claimed he was patient's husband

The director of the Neuroscience Clinic at the National University Hospital (NUH) has been fined $50,000 for breaching medical confidentiality.

Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, a psychiatrist, had given a female patient's brother confidential medical information in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline 'NUH doc fined for sharing patient's info'. Subscribe