Mental-health patient accused of battery

Mental-health patient accused of battery

There are 2 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 23, 2009, titled Mental-health patient accused of battery. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A patient at Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual battery and battery after police said Thursday that he sexually assaulted his roommate at the mental hospital.

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Mount Juliet, TN

#1 Jan 23, 2009
Just shoot him. Put him out of his misery.

Titusville, FL

#2 Jan 23, 2009
While it seems a crime was committed and there are obvious psychiatric issues at play here, I find it reprehensible that the Sentinel printed his HIV status. What good is HIPAA or any of the HIV confidentiality laws if someone who's been arrested, not even convicted, of a crime can have their status revealed to the public? Sadly, I don't hink he is in any shape to consider that his health disclosure has been violated. Otherwise there may have been another Sentinel editor's head rolling this morning.

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