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“Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram, Oh My! Social Media, Resident Abuse, HIPAA, and Long Term Care”

American Health Lawyers Association, PALS Advisor, vol. 19 ,no. 3 By Jaya F. White, Randall R. Fearnow, and William A. Walden

Below is an excerpt:

The long term care profession is making headlines these days with reports of the use of social media to exploit the residents in its protection. Social media are web-based communication tools that enable people to interact with each other by both sharing and consuming information. Long term care employees have gotten in trouble for their use of social media, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube, to disseminate inappropriate images and videos of residents. 

Originally published in PALS Advisor, November 2016