Client Rights Issues: Informed Consent and Confidentiality
1 hour 30 minutes
Stay HIPAA compliant by understanding consent and confidentiality laws.
Understand when the consent of medical documentation is acceptable and when not to disclose patient information to ensure you do not violate HIPAA regulations. The failure to obtain valid, informed consent subjects health care providers to a host of civil, criminal, and administrative penalties, but many providers fail to understand what is, and is not, informed consent. This information will help providers and their staff an understanding of the legal and practical requirements for consent, from whom to obtain consent, and how to document consent. We will also discuss the requirements for disclosing patient information to third parties such as when you do and do not need patient consent, and how to protect yourself against HIPAA violations.