Obtaining and Documenting Valid Consents
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to protect health information and stay HIPAA compliant by identifying when consent is required and capacity to consent.
Civil and criminal penalties may attach to the production of information or actions taken without proper authority and consent. The issues surrounding lack of consent and the documentation thereof can reach well beyond state and local rules to federal levels involving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations. This topic is aimed at those who deliver patient care and/or manage records concerning private health information to understand the steps necessary to protect the information and those whose information is at risk.
• You will be able to define capacity required to give informed consent.
• You will be able to describe the obstacles to capacity for consent.
• You will be able to identify situations where consent is required.
• You will be able to discuss the need for implied vs. informed consent.