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mom violates hippa.by taking a picture of her son

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Post the article
3HotCheetos
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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Usually if I have to click or be redirected I won't read the post. Could you paste the article on here?

JayTee80
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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I think this was blown way out of proportion and the mother was treated disrespectfully. If the hospital has a no cell phone use or no photograph policy, then they should have politely asked the mother to put the phone away and that should have been the end of it. The only way this would be a HIPAA violation would be if the hospital had left protected health information in plain site and the mother had snapped a picture of it. The HIPAA violation would have been on the part of the hospital in that case, not the mother.
dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

A Springfield mother says her rights were violated at Mercy hospital. It all started when the mother took her 7-year-old son to get his hearing tested.

Mandi Wilson took her son to get his hearing checked, she took a photo on her cell phone while it was happening.

"I snapped a picture with my phone and the audiologist was waving her hands at my face and in my face and was like you can't take pictures here it is against policy," says Mandi Wilson.

After a lot of back and forth, Wilson and her son were taken into different rooms to speak with a woman on staff.

"She apologized. I was just like okay, I won't take any more pictures," she says.
Wilson also deleted the one photo from the Go-Fund site.

"I have a donation website for my son Go Fund Me to help with the elevating costs," says Wilson.

She thought the situation was done, but far from it.

"They came in the security office and the head of the department they closed the door. I have it all recorded," says Wilson.

Wilson says the officer told her what she did wrong.

"I was violating HIPAA ad that federal law prohibited me taking any photos of my child," Wilson says.

He then asked to see her phone, Wilson said no.

"Cell phones are private. They don't have to be handed over to a citizen guard, if he is a private guard," says Defense Attorney Dee Wampler.

"Right from there he said this is what is going to happen since you are not willing to comply. In my mind, it he means not comply with giving him my phone, he is going to escort me out and I am trespassing violating HIPAA and fire me as a Mercy patient," says Wilson.

"I don't know that those are really criminal offensives in this situation unless she saw a sign posted," says Wampler.

Wilson says the appointment for her son was supposed to be an hour tops, but it turned into two and an experience she would like to forget.

"I was scared. They were scaring me, intimidating me and I didn't know what they were doing with my kid. For some reason, my only thoughts were she's on Medicaid so they are going to call CPS and report me to medicaid," says Wilson.

Wilson is looking for an attorney to see what her options are.

Mercy sent us a statement about this story:

Spokeswoman Sonya Kullmann says Mercy policy forbids visitors from including other people in photographs. But, Kullmann says this story has prompted a review of how mercy officials enforce their policies regarding photography within their facilities.
Copyright © 2014, KSPR News
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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how on earth did it violate HIPPA laws, she was not disclosing any medical information or posting pictures of other patients

dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Just posted it in the comments

Quoting 3HotCheetos:

Usually if I have to click or be redirected I won't read the post. Could you paste the article on here?

BraydensMama163
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM
That's totally bizarre
mommy2adandykid
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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honestly, if i were here, i would have told them to fuck off and transfer ALL of his medical records to a different hospital since that's how they were going to treat her.  how crazy. 

mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM

were there other people in the picture? otherwise this makes no sense.

Hoppers33
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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That's just odd.Would she not have been allowed to take pictures of her newborn baby if she'd delivered there?
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