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When Social Media and Patient Privacy Collide Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:01

Earlier this month, three employees of an assisted living facility in Glendale, Arizona were let go after allegedly videotaping patients and posting them to Snapchat. The video shows employees making fun of elderly residents in their care and, instead of taking care of one woman asking for help, the employee continues to film and make fun of her. To its credit, management said it was investigating the matter and that it also had been reported to the State Board of Nursing as well as the Arizona Department of Health Services for review. The matter came to management's attention thanks to a whistleblower (a nurse) who saw the video on Snapchat and reported it.

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