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Is it against caregiving law to take a photo of a medical issue that has been reported several times?

By Anonymous August 19, 2014 - 10:09am
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Is it wrong for a caregiver to report a medical issue by a photo?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! First of all, are you the caregiver? What exactly is the circumstance so I can help you better?

If you or someone else is taking a picture of a person, then by law that individual being photographed would need to give consent for the picture to be taken and shared.


If you take a photo of someone without consent, the photographer would be held liable in a civil action if he or she takes a photograph of a person and in doing so violates that person’s right of privacy.

You should have a basic understanding of the laws of the jurisdiction where you wish to photograph.

I'd suggest seeking legal counsel.

Let me know some more details so I can help you further.

Will you keep me updated?



August 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
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