A FDNY rookie emergency medical technician is out of a job after videotaping a drunken patient in a city ambulance — and encouraging her to drink more alcohol.
Kyle Bossio, 27, who was working out of The Bronx, resigned after investigators confronted him about the videotape The New York Post reported on July 2.
“An internal department investigation determined EMT Kyle Bossio recorded the video,” FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer tells The Post. “He resigned on Tuesday in lieu of termination.”
The Post reports the video, titled “FDNY EMT gives intoxicated patient more alcohol on the way to the ER,” violates Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA) laws, and also standards of ethical care.
The FDNY has “notified the patient of EMT Bossio’s breach of her privacy,” Dwyer tells The Post.
The video clips were first shared on Snapchat with select recipients. Someone filmed the shots with a cellphone and anonymously posted a video on YouTube, which soon removed it for violating its policy on “harassment and bullying.”
When first contacted by The Post, FDNY officials insisted it was unclear if the video was taken in a city ambulance. However, EMTs tell The Post the interior layout shown is identical to that in FDNY ambulances.
The Post reports In May, disgraced Bossio was put on a city civil service list of EMTs eligible for promotion to firefighter.
The state Department of Health, which certifies EMTs, said to The Post it is investigating the incident.
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