Two state agencies are investigating employee use of Snapchat involving a resident at the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua.
According to the Daily Messenger, the state Department of Health and state Office of the Attorney General are investigating an incident. The investigation centers on nursing home employees involved in sharing multimedia images and messages of a resident via Snapchat. The newspaper reports several employees were fired over the incident. Some smart phones had been confiscated.
Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to share photos, video or messages known as “snaps” with a list of contacts. UR Medicine – Thompson Health released a statement saying they deeply regret this breach of privacy and lack of respect shown to any affected residents and their families.
They said they are reaching out to the families to personally offer our sincere apologies.