Stillwater teen missing after fleeing...

Stillwater teen missing after fleeing Minneapolis hospital

There are 38 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 24, 2011, titled Stillwater teen missing after fleeing Minneapolis hospital. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Stillwater mother said Thursday she is desperate to find her 16-year-old son, who has been missing since Saturday when he fled a Minneapolis hospital.

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 24, 2011
The great American way. Blame the hospital first then don't hold your son accountable for any of his actions (You know when he assaulted nursing staff). They should have charged this kid with assault and for his sentence his mother should have to take a class titled, Quit Enabling Your Son.

He is posting on Facebook, he isn't in danger and law enforcement should quit wasting there time even looking for this kid.
Poor Kid

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 24, 2011
way to humiliate him for the rest of his life!!! after he is apprehended he should sue his mother for breaking all the privacy laws this kid had. get a grip ma, and please don't waste another hour of a police officers time ever again.
mike

Winona, MN

#3 Mar 24, 2011
Yes, when he and his fellow patient beat up a nurse and robbed her of her ID (A FELONY) it was a clear cry for help. I am so glad that I don't work for a hospital that would treat it's staff in such a cavalier manner. HIPPA be damned. I would feel sorry for this "youth" but it's obvious that he is more interested in beating people and staying high than getting his life in order. Adios.
Johnny5

Hudson, WI

#5 Mar 24, 2011
Poor Kid wrote:
way to humiliate him for the rest of his life!!! after he is apprehended he should sue his mother for breaking all the privacy laws this kid had. get a grip ma, and please don't waste another hour of a police officers time ever again.
Ummmm, what privacy laws were violated?

(hint: your privacy is protected very little by law).
Al Gore

Nevis, MN

#6 Mar 24, 2011
I love the quote "he has a learning disability so he gravitates toward a rough crowd" in my day these punks were refered to as burnouts.

Lets see how long before Mom of the Year sues the hospital
Mr reefer

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 24, 2011
Holy cow mom with that hair i'd start in uptown lots of hippies from the 60's there to hang with.
Evangilizer

Maple Grove, MN

#9 Mar 24, 2011
This is not a good situation for the hospital administrators who are responsible for their patients and protecting their employees.
The boys who caused this will soon be facing tough consequences for their actions and suffer the stigma of being branded a criminal
Poor Kid

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 24, 2011
Johnny5 wrote:
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Ummmm, what privacy laws were violated?
(hint: your privacy is protected very little by law).
thx johnny, you ppl from sconny sure know your bidness.
Jack Hammer

Longview, WA

#11 Mar 24, 2011
Johnny5 wrote:
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Ummmm, what privacy laws were violated?
(hint: your privacy is protected very little by law).
Look up HIPAA online, diddy.
Jack Hammer

Longview, WA

#12 Mar 24, 2011
This never would have happened at and Allina or Children's facility. Then again, I'm nor sure how a medical institution, that's partially funded by a state-sponsored university, can be affiliated with a non-profit healthcare organization ... but that's an argument for another time.

“Keeping the Hive Alive!”

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis

#13 Mar 24, 2011
No mention of a dad. I wonder if that has anything to do with this, or about 10,000 other stories about troubled kids.
KTK

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 24, 2011
Jack Hammer wrote:
This never would have happened at and Allina or Children's facility. Then again, I'm nor sure how a medical institution, that's partially funded by a state-sponsored university, can be affiliated with a non-profit healthcare organization ... but that's an argument for another time.
Were you there? Two 16 year old boys "on a mission" against one nurse? Let's not hold the boys accountable - why would we want to do that? Lots of blame to go around. Sounds like you have some personal issue with Fairview and/or the U of M.
DMoney

Lake Elmo, MN

#16 Mar 24, 2011
Johnny5 wrote:
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Ummmm, what privacy laws were violated?
(hint: your privacy is protected very little by law).
About every HIPPA privacy law in the book. HIPPA laws are federal laws by the way and for Mental Health or Chemical dependency issues, you can't release information to a parent for patients starting at age 12 & older w/o a consent from the child. And again, that is a federal law.....
Conservative Conviction

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Mar 24, 2011
Seriously? She feels sorry for the nurse, but the hospital was responsible for her son... she needs to get a grip. SHE is responsible for her thug son.
Mike from Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 24, 2011
This guy needs to be found, handcuffed and then let the nurse tell him to "man up" before she takes a jab at him! Seriously, what a sad situation all the way around.
ummmm

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 24, 2011
DMoney wrote:
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About every HIPPA privacy law in the book. HIPPA laws are federal laws by the way and for Mental Health or Chemical dependency issues, you can't release information to a parent for patients starting at age 12 & older w/o a consent from the child. And again, that is a federal law.....
You don't know as much as you claim to know... including the fact the law is HIPAA

Dork.
HIPPA

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Mar 24, 2011
DMoney wrote:
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About every HIPPA privacy law in the book. HIPPA laws are federal laws by the way and for Mental Health or Chemical dependency issues, you can't release information to a parent for patients starting at age 12 & older w/o a consent from the child. And again, that is a federal law.....
The only information that is being released is by the mother who is not covered by HIPPA. THe hospital told the mother that her son committed a crime and escaped which is also not covered by HIPPA.
DMoney

Lake Elmo, MN

#21 Mar 24, 2011
ummmm wrote:
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You don't know as much as you claim to know... including the fact the law is HIPAA
Dork.
Actually I work for an insurance company so I think I know more about HIPPA than you. I do know if a parent calls in about a claim for their child and it has a mental health or chemical dependency diagnosis and the child is age 12 or older I cannot discuss that claim with the parent w/o a verbal consent or signed authorization from the child. Here the following article may lend some insight to HIPAA for minors. And why do we have to get into name calling it is just childish and stupid. http://hipaa.bsd.uchicago.edu/minors.html
DMoney

Lake Elmo, MN

#22 Mar 24, 2011
And yes, I know the above article link references Illinois, but the same holds true in MN because again HIPAA is federal law.
MOM of 3

United States

#23 Mar 24, 2011
Why hasn't this been on the television news? This 16 year old needs help. His mother did what she thought was the right thing by putting him in a locked, supervised facility. I pray that he is found safe and will get the help he needs.

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