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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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61.

GrandmaToo    

Moe -- How do you think all the info leaked out when Brit was in the Hospital, they don't allow little birdies to hang on the drapes or little tale telling mice hiding in the corners.. It was from employees who were paid well for the info they leaked, and no sir, just because the records are there does not mean they are open to the other employees to read, that is a privacy violation. Only, and I repeat Only, the Doctors and Nurses treating that patient are allowed to view those records. And since this is a privacy issue, and that is mandated by the Fed's, guess who might come in to visit with these people.

2358 days ago
62.

Sabrina    

In response to: 4. Kinda hard to have records there and not read them. Gimmee a break.

Posted at 8:02PM on Mar 14th 2008 by Moe



Unless the records were printed and laying out for the whole world to see (which I doubt), the people who looked either had to call them up on the computer or actually go get the file and look at it. They knew they were doing wrong when they did it. What's wrong with expecting people to have a little honor and integrity on the job.

2358 days ago
63.

yeh yeh    

Stoopid (who posted earlier) if we did get pictures of the staff as you desire -- the punishment would fit the crime.

If staffers knew that not only would they be fired, but their pictures taken and published by "anyone" in the media?

How did the L.A. Times break the story?

2358 days ago
64.

JANE DOENUT    



HIP HIP HOORAY!! FINALLY PEOPLE ARE FINDING SOME DECENCY AND RESPECT FOR THIS WOMAN. I COMMEND THE STAFF WHO FIRED AND DICIPLINED THEM ALL! NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS, PRIVACY, AND THIS IS WHAT THE ACLU FIGHTS FOR ALL THE TIME,,,, WE CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS, SNOOPERS NEED TO LEARN A HARD LESSON. I AM AMAZED THEY ALL GOT CAUGHT, BUT GLAD.
MORE POWER TO BRITNEY,,,, HEY, SHE COULD PROBABLY SUE ALL OF THEM. SHE IS GOING THRU SO MUCH, AND I HAVE NOTICED,SINCE HER FAMILY TOOK OVER,AND THROUGH OUT THE MUD SUCKERS FOR $$$$$$$ SHE IS DOING SO MUCH BETTER,AND WILL PREVAIL IN THE END, BLESSINGS TO YOU BRITNEY,AND YOU SURE LOOK BETTER THAN OL FEDERLINE WITH HIS BIG BELLY!!
PRAY FOR BRITNEY, SHE NEEDS CALM PRIVACY AND PRAYERS.

2358 days ago
65.

TMZ is full of it    

4. Right on. Finally. The shameless violations of HIPPA law must cease. It is not only with celebrities, it is with non-celebrity patients, too. Hospitals and doctors do not respect HIPAA or medical privacy.

Posted at 6:18PM on Mar 14th 2008 by HIPAA must be enforced

RIGHT ON IS RIGHT! This is criminal - and wrong on EVERY LEVEL. If TMZ reports ANY of it - they should be brought up on criminal charges as well...

2358 days ago
66.

GrandmaToo    

There is another issue at hand.... Anyone who contacted these people to obtain this information, encouraged the violation of the patients rights, would be deemed a conspirator. If they were acting in a profession manner and encouraged the violation, then the company they work for could be held liable.......... How do other media agencies receive info, they take it off the wire, who ever scooped the story and published it put it on the wire........ You know how snow balls roll down hill, yep, because people are going to start talking.....

2358 days ago
67.

todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

there nasty there they should fire them and brit should sue!!

2358 days ago
68.

just me    

8:01PM by Doris

Shouldn't the tempter share culpability with whom they tempted to do wrong? It's a matter of relativity.

2358 days ago
69.

jlove    

i say let em leak! who cares. I can't wait until it does. Just a matter of time.

2358 days ago
70.

FlBiker    

Britney that worthless floating turd ruins lives wherever she goes. Why won't she get depressed and end it all, do us a favor.

2358 days ago
71.

devils_advocate    

21. 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,

Posted at 6:59PM on Mar 14th 2008 by karen dixon
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LMAO. what are you on?

2358 days ago
72.

whateveryousay    

Good. Pigs.

2358 days ago
73.

GOOD!!!    

GOOD GOOD GOOD finally someone does sumthin right good job for defending her privacy and shame on those people for snooping they should get arrested for that, applause applause!!!! Good Job UCLA Medical Center, shame on those doctors to they should kno better their fricken doctors for god sakes, WTF???

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2358 days ago
75.

Not an American "IDIOT"    

It's so great to see,at last even in USA the country where you have no personal right,justice been doon at last. This is sick, not Britney, but everyone getting in to peoples privacy!

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