Here is an incident I observed just very recently, last week in fact.
I had to take my mother to a hospital in the capital city of my state, for a CT scan. While I was waiting in the x-ray waiting area for her, a worker....I assumed it was an x-ray tech, came out to talk to a man in the same waiting area.
She called out his name, so I knew who he was, she checked his name band, and the man and the person with him had some questions, so she went back to get the answer from someone else and came back. I overheard that the man was having a BE.
So right there in that waiting area I overheard quite a bit of confidential information that I should NOT have heard.
I didn't hear it intentionally......but I was sitting right there....I couldn't help but over hear it.
I didn't do anything about it......I have already forgotten what the man's name was by now, so I wouldn't be able to provide enough information now for them to figure out who the patient was and who the tech was....I guess I should have done something then, it's too late now, but I was there for my mother and was thinking about her situation and not someone else's.
Anyway, my point is, you never know where or when your privacy is going to be violated. That worker COULD have been in serious trouble if I had done what I should have done that day.
I know the day and the time frame, but I don't know if that would be enough. If some of you more experienced on here, think it might be enough I could write a letter to that hospital and tell them what I overheard. Or does the complaint have to come from the patient?
Or just leave it alond? The girl could lose her job.