Sep 162018
 September 16, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Healthcare, U.S.

Jeremy Olson reports:

A federal Medicare investigation has found that Fairview Southdale Hospital violated the privacy rights of certain patients by taping them without their knowledge during psychiatric evaluations in the emergency department.

The investigation centered on a woman who was taken to the emergency room of the Edina hospital against her will in May 2017 because police officers feared she might harm herself or others, according to a summary document released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The woman discovered the taping because she had requested security camera footage from the hospital as part of a federal lawsuit regarding her emergency room admission and treatment by police.

Read more on  Star Tribune.

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