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i feel that x employee had broke boundaries with family while working at the facility , family had her cell # to call her directly, after resident moved out she went to do her hair and then started working for the facility where the x resident lives now, she then comes to my facility and talks to residents about her is this a hippa violation? conflict of interest?

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either way, its going to happen- people talk about people-cant control someone else-happens everywhere-
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Yes, it is wrong, if that is too strong, it is certainly inappropriate. People like to talk and it can just be casual, but you are literally not supposed to even admit that a person IS at a facility due to their privacy rights. It would be like someone calling the doctors office and asking it you were there and them telling you, it is not allowed period unless the patient gave permission.
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I agree if it is just a social thing or if she is an aide but if she is a nurse she needs to be careful what she says to anyone else.
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I have to admit that I do not appreciate a professional in any field who "yakkity-yaks." I asked the caregivers, who came to Mom's home, to not ask her personal questions about family, finances, or medical...this is not information that they need to do their jobs and it opens up opportunities for for the client to be taken advantage of. I also instructed my Mom not to share this time of info.
However, if it is just idle talk about unimportant things....it is just gossip. If she is revealing personal, private info. then the former client and her family would probably not be too happy.
I prefer professionals who keep their client's information private.
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I agree, if someone in the home asked her to "say hi" there's nothing wrong. If she is an aid or employee a tthe nursing home as well as a hairdresser . . . that would violate confidentiality. It might be kind oif hard to determine just by overhearing a conversation, maybe she could be asked directly about it.
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If she is a hairdresser, its just gossip, if she is a health care worker, its a HIPAA violation. :-) But, maybe she is just catching people up on things, and if the person told her "say hi to everyone for me and let them know I'm doing OK" there may not be anything wrong with it (again, if she's a health care worker, she should probably have that in writing.)

I'm doc and a few select families do get my cell phone (work) number - but not many! very little abuse....
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