OCEANSIDE, Calif. - The head of a San Diego County hospital says he plans to fire five nurses for discussing patient information on Facebook.
Larry Anderson, chief executive of Tri-City Medical Center, said Monday that no patient names, photos or identifying information were posted.
Max Carbuccia of the California Nurses Association says if any information was shared it was to seek advice in handling cases. He says the nurses were put on leave three weeks ago and all deny posting information about specific patients.
Health workers are subject to strict patient privacy rules enacted in 2003.
Information from: North County Times, http://www.nctimes.com