A former Lamont Health Care Centre employee has been charged with knowingly disclosing health information.

On Friday (Dec. 9), Kathryn Starzynski pled guilty to taking photos of three long-term care residents back in 2019.

She took a photo of a resident using a 'bug-eye' filter before sharing the photo with a friend.

She shared two other photos on social media accounts.

Taking photos of patients is in violation of the Health Information Act, which states that disclosing health information (including pictures) is a punishable offence.

Starzynski received a conditional discharge and was placed on probation for the next 12 months. She must also tell any potential employee about her conviction if the job involves health information. 

She was also sentenced to 30 hours of community service.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner started investigating Starzynski in 2020 after her former employer reported their findings.