okay

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Oct 17, 2012
Anyone know who was involved in the wreck this morning on the County House Road?
Sadden

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Oct 17, 2012
Ask the news paper lady she knows everything
Looking

Cave City, KY

#3 Oct 17, 2012
I have often wondered how it is the rescue workers are allowed to tell about the accidents. i know her husband is her info. source and i would think that would violate some sort of HIPPA law or something? Small town can do whatever, I suppose. Until info. get told about the wrong person and lawsuits are filed. Those fines are STEEP. Just saying.
fyi

Casey, IL

#4 Oct 18, 2012
All our rescuers are volunteers. Be glad you got them and shut up
REFYI

Cave City, KY

#5 Oct 18, 2012
I didn't complain about the job they do. But if they can't do it while keeping things to themselves then maybe they shouldn't be volunteering. So, I'M not the one that needs to keep my mouth shut. JUST saying. If you can't perform an act of kindness without running your mouth about it then it's not much of an act of kindness.
Agreed

Lexington, KY

#6 Oct 18, 2012
REFYI wrote:
I didn't complain about the job they do. But if they can't do it while keeping things to themselves then maybe they shouldn't be volunteering. So, I'M not the one that needs to keep my mouth shut. JUST saying. If you can't perform an act of kindness without running your mouth about it then it's not much of an act of kindness.
Volunteering doesn't give anyone the right to disclose private medical information regarding anyone. I agree with you totally about this. There are laws in place called HIPPA. As a healthcare
provider myself I do know that volunteers in my workplace are required by law to not disclose any information regarding any patients except for an as needed basis. The same holds true for healthcare providers, you aren't suppose to disclose information to a nurse on another floor that is not involved with the patients care,the housekeeper or even another physician unless it's information required to provide care for the patient. Now that being said, I have great respect for any volunteers in our community. Especially with the rescue squad/fire department, the danger you put yourself in without pay speaks volumes not to mention responding in the middle of the night in all kinds of weather. I'm honestly not certain though how the HIPPA law affects volunteer agencies but I'd definitely not want to be the one on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed on behalf of one of these cases. Even though it might only be for well wishes or prayers for the accident victim, I know as a healthcare provider I couldn't post on my facebook wall to pray for so and so that I took care of today blah,blah blah...
Truth

Glasgow, KY

#7 Oct 18, 2012
"The one who comes to talk about others has his own axe to grind."
Looking

Cave City, KY

#8 Oct 18, 2012
I apoligize for saying anything to hurt anyone's feelings. I don't know the girl in the post only that she has made it public that her husband, a volunteer rescue worker I assume, is where she gets her info. I THANK them for the job he does and I would not sue them, personally. But in this day and time you can never be too careful. I was just ill because I have heard a lot of people complain that they have family members finding out about "incidents, tragedys, wrecks" from blowing up on facebook before anyone has had time to call and inform them personally. I would not want to read of a family members accident on someone's facebook post. That is all I'm saying. After ample time and ALL family have been notified then yes, post for prayers, ect. MANY people do this. It is like the first person to tell everyone bad news is supposed to win a prize? So I apologize if I stepped on toes or seem ungrateful to our rescue workers. They work hard and are awsome so sorry you caught my ranting fit. You do not deserve it. That is all LOL
Emergency Service Worker

Fort Dodge, IA

#9 Oct 19, 2012
Looking wrote:
I have often wondered how it is the rescue workers are allowed to tell about the accidents. i know her husband is her info. source and i would think that would violate some sort of HIPPA law or something? Small town can do whatever, I suppose. Until info. get told about the wrong person and lawsuits are filed. Those fines are STEEP. Just saying.
All Emergency Service Workers (Volunteered or Paid) are bound by HIPPA, if anyone knows people who are disclosing this information you can contact their superiors (Directors, Chiefs...ect.) provide them with names, information being disclosed and they should be able to take care of it.

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