Nurse Posts About a Patient on Facebook ... Duty to Report? - page 6

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Question for you all: If a nurse posts a Facebook status about their patient, blatantly mocking the reason for their admission (i.e., an embarrassing reason), most people would agree this is a HIPAA violation even if the... Read More


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    I often have fun work stories. My friends get a kick out of some of them.
    I always make a point to never mention any names or any information about the patient other than the silly thing they said or he gross thing I saw.
    One story happened that got news exposure. They know I was there that night. Unfortunately, the whole city (and probably nationally) knows all about that because it was heavily covered.
    I am pretty sure I haven't violated any HIPAA laws. And I never post on social media, nor do I have it listed there where I work.


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