2020-02-26 Webinar: Unique Situations Involving Disclosure of Minors' Mental Health Records

Feb 26, 2020 11:30am -
Feb 26, 2020 12:30pm

Event Description

Registration Fees, Form, & Details

Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  (PT)


Program Description
Complex questions often arise regarding consent to treatment and confidentiality of mental health 
information for minors, especially when minors enter the dependency system. The fundamental rule is that parents or guardians are the primary consent holders outside the dependency system, and to some extent, inside the dependency system, until physical custody (through a court order) has removed the child from the parents.


As these complex questions of confidentiality of health information and record disclosures for minors is examined, health information professionals should also understand that entry into the dependency system does not automatically remove a parent's right to consent to his/her child's mental health care, but the juvenile court does have the authority to remove a parent's right to consent to medical care once a minor is formally declared a dependent child.


This webinar will examine:

  • Consent for Care
    • Parents as primary consent holders;
    • Minors, 12 years and older can consent for care;
    • Other categories of minors - emancipated, self-sufficient, married; and
    • When minor consents for care, minor can also sign authorization for disclosure of records.
  • Caregivers other than Parents/Legal Guardians
    • Qualified relatives
    • Foster parents
    • County Social Worker (CSW)

Continuing Education
This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuation education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Approved by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for coding-related programs only.

HIIM Domain: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Changes to CCHIIM Domains: New Domains are effective as of January 1, 2020. The 2020 HIIM domains and descriptions are available on the AHIMA Recertification webpage.

Event Type:Webinar
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Feb 26, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Feb 27, 2020 and ends on Feb 26, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 27, 2020.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana