By Miriam Raftery
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May 7, 2016 (La Mesa) – When drugs began disappearing off anesthesia carts in the Women’s Health Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, the hospital installed hidden video cameras to catch the purported thief, an anesthesiologist, the surveillance revealed. But the videos, shot over a year from mid-July 2012 to July 2013, also included images of women undergoing surgery.
A KPBS iNewsSource investigation reported that some experts raised concerns over medical privacy, suggesting the hospital may have violated the law. The hospital defends its action and contends that no privacy rights were violated.