A South Carolina EMT is no longer allowed to practice after he snapped a photo of a suicide victim and posted it on Facebook.
Greenwood County EMT Trevor Sizemore was finned and stripped of certification following a lapse in good judgement in 2018, when he took photos of a person who had died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
To make matters worse, Sizemore posted the images to Facebook and did not blur the victim’s face.
According to the New York Post, state officials launched an investigation after learning about the photo.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Board ruled that Sizemore had “committed misconduct by failing to comply with the confidentiality provisions of the state EMS Act, which state that the identity of a patient must be treated as confidential.”
The poor decision cost Sizemore $500 and earned him a three month suspension of his EMT certificate, which has been held in abeyance for one year. In addition, the EMT must take a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership course within the year.
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