Man down on Newark St.

10/3/2008:

Hoboken411 reader Mike, always quick with the camera phone – sent this pic in this afternoon of a “man down” on Newark Street.

He said he appeared “disoriented” but otherwise ok.

Here’s my rendition of what might have been overheard:

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39 Comments on "Man down on Newark St."

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

[quote]Tell that to my licensing board!

Do you propose to say that a lawyer should be allowed to say whatever they want to say, publicly or privately, because of the constitution? Hmmm… very smart Bornandrazed!! Oh, yes, and how about a physician, or a social worker, or a police officer, or a nurse?

If this “Elaine” had any licence or certification (I admit that I don’t know what is required of volunteers) she could, and should have her certification revoked for violating federal HIPPA regulations.

What’s almost as disgusting as “Elaine’s” professional misconduct is Bornandrazed’s ignorance.

By the way, Globetrotter, someone pointing out blatent professional misconduct and the violation of federal regulations (HIPPA) doesn’t consitute a “police state.” A police state is the people on this site who follow people around taking pictures of and stalking their neighbors.[/quote]

You can tell that to your board yourself! Do some basic legal research or take the matter up with the ACLU who will inform you that you are permitted to free speech and thought regardless of employment position or volunteer and can speak about incidents without any legal ramification publicly or privately. There is much case law on the matter involving public safefy officials speaking about cases or incidents and there have been little or no consequences.

globetrotter
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globetrotter
[quote comment=”110212″][quote comment=”110211″][quote comment=”110177″][quote comment=”110133″][quote comment=”110101″][quote comment=”110097″]Definitely looks like Duffy. My least favorite patient in the ambulance…[/quote] Elainetyger, you have more involvement with these guys than most via your work. Any idea what happened to that old guy known as “Charlie” who used to hang out around First and Willow? It seemed an Ambo was picking him up once a week but I haven’t seen him around for some time. Has he hung his shingle elsewhere, or has he moved onto the Great Georgi Bottle in the Sky?[/quote] Charlie was the patient in my first ride ever in the ambulance as a newly-CPR-certified observer in early 2002. I was totally grossed out, but soon came to realize that he is usually one of the nicer patients when they have some kind of altered mental status. Sometimes he cleans up and I don’t see him for several months, then he is back again conked out on the street on a daily basis. My favorite Charlie call: chilly autumn night, man down on the corner of Garden and, what is it Newark? with the liquor store?. We get there about the same time as PD, and Charlie is leaning against the wall. He says oh, I’m all right, whoever called must have been talking about that guy I saw lying in a doorway halfway up the sidestreet. My partner and the 2 cops headed up the street to look for the man down, while I stayed near the ambulance. Charlie came up… Read more »
UrbanRose
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UrbanRose

[quote comment=”110236″]Couple of things:

1) Word is that Charlie is now in assisted living and is under the care of one of his family members.

2) I’d like to defend Elaine a little bit. She isn’t telling anyone anything they don’t already know. If that’s him, you already see him under the care of the ambulance – so you know he’s been taken by ambulance to the hospital. Nothing new learned there. People said in the thread he’s an ass and someone else already wanted to punch him. That covers her abusive point, and uncooperative could maybe fall into being an ass. Defiantly looks like doesn’t mean “That is him” either.

So you really don’t have much of a case with what Elaine said being against HIPPA. Keeping in mind that the ambulance doesn’t bill, they aren’t covered under this law as it stands. They get their money from donations and whatever the city gives them – which probably isn’t much in the grand scheme of things.[/quote]

I don’t even know Elaine…But, Hey Nice to meet you! LOL…I was just stating a Fact is all in agreement with another poster. Sorry If I caused any mayhem. I think the HVAC does a wonderful job and all the guys/gals there should be given a gold star. HVAC you Rock!?!?

astro
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astro

Couple of things:

1) Word is that Charlie is now in assisted living and is under the care of one of his family members.

2) I’d like to defend Elaine a little bit. She isn’t telling anyone anything they don’t already know. If that’s him, you already see him under the care of the ambulance – so you know he’s been taken by ambulance to the hospital. Nothing new learned there. People said in the thread he’s an ass and someone else already wanted to punch him. That covers her abusive point, and uncooperative could maybe fall into being an ass. Defiantly looks like doesn’t mean “That is him” either.

So you really don’t have much of a case with what Elaine said being against HIPPA. Keeping in mind that the ambulance doesn’t bill, they aren’t covered under this law as it stands. They get their money from donations and whatever the city gives them – which probably isn’t much in the grand scheme of things.

UrbanRose
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UrbanRose

[quote comment=”110216″]First responder Fire Departments generally do not fall under HIPAA. Ambulance services that do not bill insurance companies for services do not fall under HIPAA.

Does the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Company bill the a patients insurance for services?

To be clear HIPAA only involves agencies/providers that electronically bill a patients insurance, and have little to do with hersay on the internet.[/quote]

Yes, the first part: HIPAA is the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. There are two sections to the Act. HIPAA Title I deals with protecting health insurance coverage for people who lose or change jobs. HIPAA Title II includes an administrative simplification section which deals with the standardization of healthcare-related information systems. In the information technology industries, this section is what most people mean when they refer to HIPAA. HIPAA establishes mandatory regulations that require extensive changes to the way that health providers conduct business.
HIPAA seeks to establish standardized mechanisms for electronic data interchange (EDI), security, and confidentiality of all healthcare-related data. The Act mandates: standardized formats for all patient health, administrative, and financial data; unique identifiers (ID numbers) for each healthcare entity, including individuals, employers, health plans and health care providers; and security mechanisms to ensure confidentiality and data integrity for any information that identifies an individual.

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