Cell phone cameras are creating liability risk for health care facilities

September 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Sep2007, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p97
The proliferation of cell phone cameras is creating a liability risk for health care organizations. Employees and visitors can use the cameras surreptitiously to photograph patients and to record sexual assaults. • It may not be practical to ban cell phone cameras completely. • Some health care providers prohibit employees from carrying cell phone cameras. • Existing camera policies may suffice, but employees must understand that cell phone cameras are included.


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