I am a nursing student, and my dad is an ON/GYN. I recently helped him deliver a baby, and his pt took pictures of us and posted them on Facebook. I would like to have these pictures, as I hope to become a CNM, and would love to have a picture of my dad and me at my first delivery. (There are pics of us with and without the baby.)
Is it a HIPAA violation if I click on the "..." and save these pictures to my phone since she made them public on Facebook (we are not FB friends. I searched for her.) I really want these pictures, but want to have them legitimately. Thanks!
I would err on the side of caution and say no until you have her permission. I wouldn't want someone who had taken care of me in the hospital to Facebook stalk me and take my pictures, whether I'm in the picture or not.
Last edit by springchick1 on Jan 24, '14