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Posted: 8/24/2005 6:55:50 PM EDT
Okay, you guys are the experts here. I have a dilema. A certain person I know is a RN, he/she is treating a person for staph infections/ sores. They are tatted up, sunken eyes, yadda,yadda,yadda. They show many signs of meth abuse or manufacture. Now the child has the sores. Can a child get the sores from being around the manufacture?

With Hippa laws, he/she cannot just come out and ask, do a drug screen/etc. So, how does one proceed. Tell, the doctor, they are so busy they do not give a shitt, and probably scared of the people they might be turning in, I know they are scared of the patient. What to do???????

I also asked the same ??? in the LEO forum more responses here.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:00:57 PM EDT
Go pee
Then come back and post all of this again...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:01:18 PM EDT
Guys, it is about the welfare of the child. Any advise?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:01:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
Go pee
Then come back and post all of this again...



WTF
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:04:32 PM EDT
police?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:06:31 PM EDT
Anonymous call from pay phone to DFS and police.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:08:27 PM EDT
Police, what do you tell them? If it where just the parents and they where just harming themselves, fuck em, it is the childs safety that bothers me. Right now I am speculating about the meth. The medicals facts about 9-10 of them indicate meth use/ manufacture.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:09:03 PM EDT
I think in most states the health care provider is required to report any suspistion of abuse.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:11:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By otar:
I think in most states the health care provider is required to report any suspistion of abuse.



+1 in Georgia
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:12:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By otar:
I think in most states the health care provider is required to report any suspistion of abuse.



The docs are scared of a hiped up, moody, tattoed, large man. Would the suspected party have to know who called?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:12:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoe17:
Police, what do you tell them? If it where just the parents and they where just harming themselves, fuck em, it is the childs safety that bothers me. Right now I am speculating about the meth. The medicals facts about 9-10 of them indicate meth use/ manufacture.



Try the local children services, hospitals can call them anytime in cases of posiable child abuse.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:14:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
Anonymous call from pay phone to DFS and police.



+1

you can call--ANYONE CAN CALL
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:16:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoe17:
Okay, you guys are the experts here. I have a dilema. A certain person I know is a RN, he/she is treating a person for staph infections/ sores. They are tatted up, sunken eyes, yadda,yadda,yadda. They show many signs of meth abuse or manufacture. Now the child has the sores.



Back up the truck. You have a friend who is an RN in a doctor's office. Has the physician in the office seen the adult/parent with staph infection of the skin?? Nurses don't see and treat infections without orders from a doctor unless they are nurse practicioners. If the nurse or physician suspect child abuse then they are obligated by law to contact the authorities.


Originally Posted By zoe17:
With Hippa laws, he/she cannot just come out and ask, do a drug screen/etc. So, how does one proceed. Tell, the doctor, they are so busy they do not give a shitt, and probably scared of the people they might be turning in, I know they are scared of the patient. What to do???????



They are obligated by law to contact the authorities if they suspect child abuse. I remember reading that somewhere.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:16:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bmick325:

Originally Posted By otar:
I think in most states the health care provider is required to report any suspistion of abuse.



+1 in Georgia



+1000 in ALL states.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:20:03 PM EDT
The RN in question was just worried about raising the issue. The docs are not used to seing this as they are infectous disease specialist, and just rush them in and out. Now the child is being treated along with the suspected patient(s)
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:26:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By bmick325:

Originally Posted By otar:
I think in most states the health care provider is required to report any suspistion of abuse.



+1 in Georgia



+1000 in ALL states.


I know it is here and thought it was in the rest of the states.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:32:44 PM EDT
Call your local child protective service and explain the situation. If any further action is needed, they'll take it.

BTW, it's quite possible that the child and/or parents may already be known to the authorities. If so, this will be just another incident that gives them legal grounds for taking action.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:35:29 PM EDT
tag for outcome ... keep us posted ...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:01:31 PM EDT
Drop a dime now. For the children. Literally.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:19:19 PM EDT
Wife is in the medical field and says that an RN in the state of IA that does not report possible abuse, and later a child is injured, or worse, the non reporting RN may lose her/his license. Reporting to the athorities is part of their jobs.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:27:50 PM EDT
Call CPS. They do NOT fuck around on that stuff. I know the lawyers in my mom's office love to send asshole parents to jail, and they are super extra happy to get a kid out of a meth head's house.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:03:21 PM EDT
Most states require health care practitioners to report any suspected abuse. usually they are immunized from any retaliation (legal) as long as the report was made in good faith. Also, the practitioner can be punished by their licensing board for failing to report a suspected case of abuse, and law enforcement may have an option to prosecute.. Also, the identity of the person reporting is usually shielded from the subjects of investigation.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:07:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:55:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:04:14 PM EDT
A child living in a house where meth is manufactured can turn out all kinds of different ways retarded and impaired. It is child abuse and you need to call CPS now.
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