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Old 01-03-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The argument that nobody could or would recognize the patient is absurd. it is still him and his family and pet sitter and probably others recognized him too. I can only imagine the pain of this family to have to relive this all over again. To use somebody's death and the family's pain as a way to "sell" a hospital (and the products sponsoring the program) is so wrong on so many levels.

What do you think? How would you feel if this happened to you?

‘I Saw My Husband Die’: TV Show Broadcast Patient’s Death Without Permission | Alternet
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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The argument that nobody could or would recognize the patient is absurd. it is still him and his family and pet sitter and probably others recognized him too. I can only imagine the pain of this family to have to relive this all over again. To use somebody's death and the family's pain as a way to "sell" a hospital (and the products sponsoring the program) is so wrong on so many levels.

What do you think? How would you feel if this happened to you?

‘I Saw My Husband Die’: TV Show Broadcast Patient’s Death Without Permission | Alternet
This doesn't surprise me at all, considering the 'ratings are everything' mantra of today's media. I wonder what would have happened if they had asked for the family's permission to air it, and the family had refused. My guess is they would have aired it anyway.
For me personally, I know I would not want my late wife's last moments on this earth to be broadcast for public consumption... blurred images or not.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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How despicable. Personally, I will never understand the appeal of reality tv but apparently, I am in the minority.

My mother was treated and died at NY Presbyterian -- I would have been livid if they filmed her treatment without my knowledge.

I do hope this woman's appeal goes through.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Even filming a patient's treatment without consent is a violation of federal HIPAA laws. Let alone releasing it.

We will be hearing about the fines in a year or two. Asshats.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Even filming a patient's treatment without consent is a violation of federal HIPAA laws. Let alone releasing it.

We will be hearing about the fines in a year or two. Asshats.
But they are claiming since it is a part of the News Division and only because they brought attention to his identity by filing the lawsuit that it doesn't matter. I simply do not understand how they can get away with this.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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But they are claiming since it is a part of the News Division and only because they brought attention to his identity by filing the lawsuit that it doesn't matter. I simply do not understand how they can get away with this.
That's at the stated level. The Feds will have something entirely different to say.

The filming itself didn't even fall understand HIPAA exemptions which are 1. Treatment 2. Payment ( patients insurance ) or operations ( security cams and such )

I'll be shocked if they don't get a 50k fine per incidence of this.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:04 AM
 
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That's at the stated level. The Feds will have something entirely different to say.

The filming itself didn't even fall understand HIPAA exemptions which are 1. Treatment 2. Payment ( patients insurance ) or operations ( security cams and such )

I'll be shocked if they don't get a 50k fine per incidence of this.
*state* level.

Gotta love autocorrect.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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TV has never been great, but these new reality shows are the suckiest, lowclass level creation any show producer has ever come up with. I can not see the attraction in watching stupid people doing stupid (drama laden) things for an hour. They also insult our intelligence by telling us these shows are reality and spontaneous, when we can clearly see they are scripted and the things that happen are put in there for the drama they create.

Every week they crank out a brand new reality show on subjects ranging from naked people roaming around in the jungle, to housewives that I could care less about. Thank God for the internet !

Don
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