Inappropriate use of social media in health care

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), Office of Licensure and Certification, recently shared information regarding the inappropriate use of social media in the workplace and a reminder that such incidents are a reportable event to the Department of Health. The information shared by DOH includes tips on lessening the possibility of an event, such as the importance of educating staff on cell phone policies, HIPAA rules and reporting requirements.

If a reportable event occurs, report it to DOH at 605-773-3497. The event should also be reported to law enforcement under South Dakota Codified Law 22-21-4.