To make things simple, this patient was in for GSW's. Threatened to shoot me, my mother, knock me out, and what not. Has been assaulting and threatening staff. Took a pic of me and placed guns to my head and knives in my chest and posted it on Instagram with threatening captions.
We ended up calling security, the police, notified the PCC, my manager and director. My whole floor knows as well. I got a copy of the police report and asked if it'd violate HIPPA if I were to show this to people I know. I was told that it would violate HIPPA because the patient's name is on it. However, I don't see how this could possibly be a violation of HIPPA given that they were death threats. I decided to not press charges if all photos were deleted and the police checked three times. However should I have pressed charges, then it would have been terroristic threats.
What do ya'll think?