Navigating Complex Privacy Rights of Minors: Legal Do's & Don'ts
Patients have the right to confidentiality of their health record; however, when the patient is a minor, the rules become more complex with the rights of parents to control medical care. Add in divorce, emancipation, and emergency situations to name a few, and the confusion increases. Our compliance expert, Chris Apgar, will provide guidance on the privacy of medical data and the care givers' role and responsibilities in accordance with state and federal law. In this highly informative, 75-minute webinar, you will discover:
- Laws governing the minor's right to consent for medical care
- Minors' right to privacy versus parental right to control
- The how and why of privacy rights
- The do's and don'ts of disclosing minors' health information
- Difficult consent situations and how to navigate them effectively
Minors Rights vs Parents Rights: Critical Guidelines for Consent
- When must a parent or guardian consent to treatment and exemptions to parents or guardians' consent
- Guidelines for sensitive services - pregnancy, mental health and more
- Do's and don'ts of handling parents' and minors' request for privacy and access
Privacy Rights of Minors: Legal & Practical Considerations
- Rights of a parent or guardian to obtain a child's medical information and disclosures
- What covered entities can do to proactively address issues with minors
- Real life examples of tricky consent & confidentiality situations
HIPAA, FERPA and More: Complying with Privacy and Security Rights of Minors
- Privacy rights of minors under HIPAA and FERPA - what you need to know
- How to navigate minors' rights under common state laws
- What covered entities can and cannot disclose - and to whom
About the Speaker
Chris Apgar, CISSP, President and CEO of Apgar & Associates, LLC and former HIPAA Compliance officer for Providence Health Plans, is a nationally recognized expert and educational instructor on information security, privacy, HIPAA, the HITECH Act and state privacy law.
- He's a frequent instructor and panelist for leading industry groups such as HIMSS, Healthcare IT News, and HCCA.
- Mr. Apgar was a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board of Directors for eight years. He is the chair of the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Commission.
- His clients range from small to large health plans, providers, healthcare clearinghouses, vendors, non-profits, government agencies, and health care associations.
- In addition to conducting educational webinars for the Oregon Medical Association, he assists members with privacy, security and regulatory compliance.
- Mr. Apgar is also a nationally known speaker and author. Most recently Mr. Apgar authored the McGraw-Hill Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide chapter on the regulatory aspects of health IT.
Discover the federal laws regulating minors' health information and how to navigate the challenges of consent and medical privacy rights of minors.