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  1. I would say that if the EMT was not accessing privileged information from run reports or other confidential documents then there is no expectation of HIPAA protection.  If they are just regurgitating the news that everyone else posses then the EMT would be all set.  If the EMT is acting as a representative of the organization as he speaks of the incident, there may be internal policy issues but no HIPAA issues.   

    I look forward to what everyone else has on this.

  2. I have seen a lot of ads lately from different colleges that are offering bachelor degrees in EMS or EMS Management.   In checking their websites it looks like they offer 40-50 credits for a Paramedic and 12 or so for EMT.  

    What are your thoughts on this?  Is this moving us in the right direction?

  3. 36 minutes ago, paramedicmike said:

    or have no comprehension regarding the topic of discussion

    Mike, if you would like to have an adult conversation I am willing to engage in one with you, but this underlying negative tone is making it difficult.

    I was looking at the video and responding from the view of if the transmission should be made or not.  That was the basis of my response and link.   

    Looking at it from the perspective of did the recorder and poster create a HIPAA liability, it depends.

    Does the person work for the the same agency and is that agency a covered entity?  If the answer is yes, there may be a liability.

    If the person does not have a HIPAA connection to the patient, then I don't think there is a HIPAA issue.

    If there is not connection to the patient through employment or affiliation, then this is not any different than a person video taping the call from the side of the road and uploading it to youtube.  

    Is it morally wrong, yes. I don't think anyone here is questioning that.


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    25 minutes ago, paramedicmike said:

    Don't assume.  My comments to which you are referring were directed at you.

    50 minutes ago, Arctickat said:

    Can you justify your comments?  You said that I was unable to distinguish between normal course of completing a call vs social media ridicule.  I re-read my comment and I don't see that.  

    My first line stated that the act was tasteless.

    My second line answered the question posed in the title line.


  5. I am sure someone knows someone in that station that recorded it.  Whoever recorded it and sent it out should be fired for acts that are unprofessional.  

    For the purpose of discussion, what if this was was just a scanner buff that recorded it and sent it out?

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