At least now the brother knows who can and can't tell things too....
I’m guessing it’s a crime to reveal that information?
@The Gay Gatsby, very.
@The Gay Gatsby, HIPPA is fickle thing
@Cenyoawakened, but she’s a pretty big celebrity, might very well have been public knowledge where she went and he just mentioned that his bro works there? Like I know revealing patient info about their case, what treatments they receive, etc is illegal, but what hospital they checked into would not be that big a deal I thought
@Sven and Otar, my mom works at a hospital, they're not supposed to reveal anything about they're patients without express permission, and even then depending on what they reveal they can still get in trouble.
@Sven and Otar, I’m an inventory manager for a pharmacy and deal with HIPPA a lot. You can reveal no information about a patient’s medical needs and practices- where, when, who, why, what, how- no. It stays with the patient. The only time you can release any sort of patient info is to a caregiver or to the patient. You can get locked tf up, or fired at the least- possibly charged.
@Sven and Otar, Oh, no. Even acknowledging a person as being a patient, without their consent, gets you fvcked by the long djck of the government.
@The Common Shaman, well I learned something new today, thanks folks!
@The Gay Gatsby, well HIPAA the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and basically it protects the privacy of patients. Since Cardi B is kind of famous, the brother probably wouldnt get in trouble
@Sven and Otar, I work at a hospital, even if I know someone I'm not supposed to talk to them or engage them unless they come up to me first.
@BIessthefaII, If you work in a hospital, you’re obligated to protect the privacy of every patient that walks through that door. Their public status has nothing to do with it. Not being directly involved in their care doesn’t give you bystander status just because you deduced that information. Neither does being off the clock. You work for a healthcare facility, you represent that facility, and the integrity of their reputation. Also, this is why celebrities have PR people. They wind up in the hospital, it’s between them and their rep to decide when to reveal information and how much to reveal.
@The Gay Gatsby, zero tolerance, fireable offence at my facility.
@The Gay Gatsby, If I’m not mistaken back when Kate middleton had her first child, some radio hosts called up the hospital, pretending to be from buckingham palace and asked the nurse questions about it. That nurse gave them info and got into an enormous amount of trouble, because one she just believed some random people without verification, but also because even if it had been buckingham she still wouldn’t be allowed to say anything. She lost her job etc and ended up committing suicide.
@Cenyoawakened, Very crime.
@Sivart1, I hate that people can’t get that right...
@Sivart1, I got down voted for correcting people...
I must have embarrassed them not even being an American medical practitioner, and I even know what it's called
@Sivart1, omg! You are so right!!!! I can't believe I got that wrong! Especially since I work in the legal field and am literally CONSTANTLY putting these HIPAA Protection Orders in all day! I got caught up in the hype of just copying someone else's error instead of proofreading to make sure I wasn't wrong. That's an unfortunate downfall of mine that I seriously need to work before my first year of law school starts next month! Thank you for bringing that to my attention so now I know I need to work on not making that mistake ever again. Especially so I don't issue order file a document full of typos in the system for the whole legal world to see!
The only way i can think of that bro won't be in serious shjt is if he wasnt directly involved in her care. If a nurse or techie sees a known member of her entourage, they can put 2 and 2 together, but anyone with access to her information, like charts and whatnot, their @ss is grass
HIPAA... I'm just a dumb Canadian paramedic, but man you Americans sure get this wrong all the time, and it's your law...
@phalcon , you can tell from your downvotes who the idiots are.
@Implicit88, yep, it's hipaa, health insurance portability and accountability act...
I see so many Americans getting it wrong in EMS fourms, and health care fourms.
I would figure since its such a key piece of leglistation and it effects every aspect of the job, people would actually know what it's called.
Wait... Who TF is Cardi B?
@eleven, cardio, you know like running, and walking, and biking
If they catch him. I doubt the hospital is going to spend money to investigate who this guys “bro” is.
@chickee fella, they probably aren't happy about a celebrity HIPPA violation. They might just to prove a point
@mrGrizzIes, a) if they actually found out
b) if they can figure out who the OP’s “bro” is and then somehow prove he opened his mouth
@chickee fella, births and deaths are public record and are not covered. The information related to the health of said person would be covered though.