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NYC hospitals ban filming of ER Reality TV

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NEW YORK — New York City hospitals will no longer allow the filming of reality TV in their wards without prior written consent.

The Greater New York Hospital Association said in a statement that the ban "effectively puts an end to 'reality TV' in New York's emergency rooms."

The ban was sparked by an April 2011 accident that claimed the life of an 83-year-old man struck by a garbage truck in Manhattan.

ABC "NY Med" filmed the efforts to save the victim and the exchanges between the doctors and his relatives. Although the family's faces were obscured, the family said they recognized themselves when the show aired in August 2012.

Manhattan City Councilman Dan Garodnick says "reality TV has no place in our emergency rooms."