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in real life, babies dont come out clean and looking like a three month old like they do on tv.

is that why you were turned off op?

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Penelope_Pitstop has 13 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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HIPAA does not apply to you if you're a patient or a visitor.

And apparently common sense doesn't apply to anyone these days!

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience and works as a RN.

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No need to get upset over this because this is beyond your control. Families can take whatever pics of their children and post them on face book. I even see some of my facebook friends sonograms of their babies. Just the way it is....

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Sparrowhawk works as a um..nurse??.

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I agree with everyone else...yeah it might be a little out of taste as some things the rest of the world has no desire to see...especially forced. But if they're friends/family they have a right to post whatever they want and it's not a HIPAA violation...I doubt the mother had no clue the pics were being taken, she prbly was requesting them..WHY I have no idea...but each to their own.

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LuxCalidaNP has 3 years experience and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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I'm sorry, but in Virginia, it doesn't matter who took the picture, if the healthcare provider is the one to post it, they can lose their license first time around. If they're visiting as friends, its less legal and more of an ethical issue....

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Yeah, has to be an employee of the hospital to be a HIPPA violation. However, if I were the mother, I'd be livid.

For now, just de-friend them or find a way to block them from your feed.

*Gross*

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OttawaRPN has 5 years experience.

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People seem to take ownership of the virtual world and think just because they have easy access to all sorts of previously unaccessible stuff, they have reason to complain about it.

Remember that the internet is the world's biggest trash can.

Simple solution. If you don't like what you see, don't look at it.

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Old.Timer has 25ish years experience.

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unfortunately, everyone is quick to state hipaa violation whenever there is any breach in privacy. unfortunately, family/friends are not covered ...lol :). an organization that is subject to the hipaa privacy rule has a responsibility to provide employee training, as applicable to position, with regard to hipaa intent and the appropriate use, disclosure and protection of an individual's protected health information. organizations in general have fallen short in this area.

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RNKPCE works as a RN.

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I am always amazed at what people think constitutes a HIPAA violation.

One time a co-worker had a health issue and someone was asking about it and a manager said we shouldn't be talking about him as this is a HIPPA violation. No it wasn't. He wasn't a patient at our facility actually. Gossip probably but not HIPPA violation.

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I was curious though, if you are sick/on disability/on FMLA and you submit paper works to your HR/you inform your boss about it, isn't it your boss shouldn't legally divulge your health issues to your co-workers? I know of a boss who got sacked because of this. Just don't know the full details.

I am always amazed at what people think constitutes a HIPAA violation.

One time a co-worker had a health issue and someone was asking about it and a manager said we shouldn't be talking about him as this is a HIPPA violation. No it wasn't. He wasn't a patient at our facility actually. Gossip probably but not HIPPA violation.

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godbless-yute has 6 years experience and works as a Staff Nurse.

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If the person isn't even in the medical field, then Hipaa does not apply at all. As far as the tastelessness (if thats a word), it's his/her facebook page, if you don't like the pics, don't look. Simple. :)

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Caffeine_IV has 7 years experience and works as a RN-med/surg.

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People post pictures of a lot of things no one should see outside of close family/friends...weird! I just whiz past it.

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