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Massive Firing -- You Can't Do Dat to Brit!

3/14/2008 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UCLA Medical Center is terminating at least 13 staff members and suspending at least six others for looking at the confidential medical records of Britney Spears while she was hospitalized there.

The LA Times reports that in addition to these firings, at least six doctors will face disciplinary action for snooping into her computerized records at the hospital.

According to the Times, UCLA officials admitted this wasn't the first time Spears' privacy had been compromised. Several employees were caught snooping into her records in September 2005 after she gave birth to her first son, Sean Preston, at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. A few of those employees were fired as well.

Spears was admitted to the hospital on January 31 -- after being placed on a "5150 hold" when it was determined she posed a danger to herself or others. She was released February 6.
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Melissa    

10. Hmmm, 13 fired, 6 suspended, all "staff members"... but DOCTORS who snooped are only getting "disciplinary action"? Shouldn't doctors be held to the same standards as the others, considering they also broke the law?

Posted at 6:27PM on Mar 14th 2008 by Jenny

AGREED. Everyone should know who these docs are so they know their privacy is for sale!

2380 days ago
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Buck Ofama    



OH YAH. THAT'S SMART. FIRE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TRAINED IN THE MEDICAL/HEALTH INDUSTRY WHERE THEY HELP OTHERS. FOR WHAT? LOOKING AT A WORTHLESS WENCHES MEDICAL FILES??? YAH I CAN SEE WHERE THAT MAKES SENSE. NOT.


2380 days ago
18.

portland    

Sue em Brit!!

2380 days ago
19.

Ava    

Who cares, she's gonna sing about it in another comeback album anyways!!!!

2380 days ago
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Bella    

That behavior is outrageous. Doctors are no better than the staff, and should be fired too. Their ethics went right out the window. This should be interesting in the days to come. britaculous / lawdawg - get ready - here come the lawyers, and here come the law suits. Bella

2380 days ago
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Gypsytrill    

Great. But what about at Cedar Sinai, and the incompetent staff that nearly killed several patients with overdoses of heparin, including the Quaid twins?

2380 days ago
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SFE    


OH YAH. THAT'S SMART. FIRE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TRAINED IN THE MEDICAL/HEALTH INDUSTRY WHERE THEY HELP OTHERS. FOR WHAT? LOOKING AT A WORTHLESS WENCHES MEDICAL FILES??? YAH I CAN SEE WHERE THAT MAKES SENSE. NOT.

What if you were in her situation? She deserves her privacy while she gets well and deals with whatever she needs to. Then she can entertain us in any of the ways she already has. Good luck, Brit!

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HIPPA IS ENFORCED    

I work for a world-renowned medical center- and HIPPA IS enforced- not just for celebrities- but for all of our patients. Many people are terminated immediately for just looking at patient records...

2380 days ago
24.

deb    

my sister in law looks at peoples records ALL the flipping time at Kaiser. FIRE her Kaiser!

2380 days ago
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karen dixon    

can anyone say anything good about britney spears, she getting herself together now and all the magazines and entertainment shows don't talk good about her it's usually about teens like MILEY CYRUS and her ugly father, MILEY CYRUS looks like she needs to have her teeth straightened and put in her mouth , she pulls that hair back and wears clothes that look like she is 40 yrs, old and her dad definitely needs a hair cut, and i hate to here about LINDSAY LOHAN she does not look like MARILYN MONROE thata's an insult, to MARILYN , i can't stand to here about MADONNA and her problems if i were her husband i would have left a long time ago,

2380 days ago
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j o    

get over it. they're doctors/nurses. It just comes with the territory. My issue would be if they SOLD IT TO TMZ. you sound like a bunch of hypocrites. preaching privacy...? You're on a website devoted to the undermining of anything private. bunch of spastic apes. I'm sure the medical center is actually doing the firings because someone in spears' camp is threatening to file some sort of suit. Not easy to replace 13 skilled workers.
If you don't trust you're doctor, or the profession, go live out in the woods. It's over for you.

2380 days ago
27.

cassie    

Good they are fired, its called privacy, And all those people that want dirt on it are sick, think of it has if it were you, hello.......... she is still human you idiots!

2380 days ago
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richard pierce    

WHO CAN BLAME THEM . . . I'D LOVE TO FIND OUT WHAT PLANET THIS BIMBO IS FROM MYSELF.

2380 days ago
29.

tony    

thats equivelent to what they would do in england if u did that to royalty
get well brit

2380 days ago
30.

George Clooney is a Pu$$y    

The hospital firing of the nurses but giving the doctors disciplinary action is discrimination. Why do the doctors receive a lesser punishment when what they did was just as bad?

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