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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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SoliZ's_GuRl    

goooooooood!!!

2327 days ago
32.

Your'e Fired!    

If it wasn't for site's like this, willing to pay for DIRT, they still might be employed, but you waved the mighty dollar in front of their nose's. They were weak, you are weaker!

2327 days ago
33.

mickey lou    

Just remember you can Never trust a Bruin!

2327 days ago
34.

Sharona    

Great.....just goes to prove not everything this girl does is everybody's business!! Finally someone stood up and took the proper action.

2327 days ago
35.

loving the cooter    

She should sue the hell out of them as well.

2327 days ago
36.

Robert    

HARVEY GET MORE ON THIS, GET TO CRACKEN BROTHER.

2327 days ago
37.

Lekili    

The Privacy Act was written into law to protect, it should make any difference if it was a nurse, surgeon,doctor or orderly, her privacy was breached. They should all suffer the same outcome!

2327 days ago
38.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

Qote : 14.

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.

Posted at 6:40PM on Mar 14th 2008 by BITE ME..."

How about if your records were leaked you stoooopid ass?

2327 days ago
39.

just me    

Well, I guess that pretty much validates TMZ's assertion that "sources inside UCLA Medical Center tell TMZ" when TMZ was reporting on Britney during her hospitalization.

2327 days ago
40.

wtf    

Why doesn't the dumbass hospital password her file?

2327 days ago
41.

Sabrina    

In response to: 20. my sister in law looks at peoples records ALL the flipping time at Kaiser. FIRE her Kaiser!

Posted at 6:58PM on Mar 14th 2008 by deb

If she isn't personally working on the records that she's looking at or doesn't have another valid reason for looking at them, then she should be fired. Every person on the planet has the right to privacy when it comes to their medical files.

2327 days ago
42.

Anne    

Newsflash,people-in the U.S.,your medical records are as confidential as the front page of the NY Times;

In your physicians' office,who handles paperwork? File clerk,nurse,med. assistant,insurance coder,transcriptionist.
Do you have medical insurance? Paperwork is seen/handled by claims office,file clerks,coders.
Ever filed lawsuit as a plantiff,perhaps for injuries resulting from car accident? The defendants' side requests your medical records from all physicians you've seen to determine whether or not you had pre-existing condition,and all these records are seen/handled by file clerks,paralegals,transcriptionists,as well as file clerks at Dr.s' offices.
Ever called Dr.s' office after hours for Rx refill? The people at answering service enter your request into computer so as to have legal record ,then relay call to your physician.

2327 days ago
43.

tmm    

That's why the have HIPPA in place. To protect your privacy. All of the medical staff know this.

2327 days ago
44.

Jim    

Good! Really good. Protect privacy, people!

2327 days ago
45.

nick    

SUE THERE ASSES BRIT !!!!!!!!!!!!

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