At a Glance
2015 Priority List
Ability to document parental (guardian) notification or permission
The system shall provide the ability to document parental (guardian) notification or permission for consenting minors to receive some treatments as required by institutional policy or jurisdictional law.
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, covered entities are permitted to share a patient’s protected health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations (TPO If the treatment provided does not require parental permission (as defined in 45 CFR 46.402 a notification may be generated for the parents that the child has consented to treatment through their own assent, under the parameters of institutional policy or jurisdictional law. The system shall allow for documentation of that notification, if allowable, including all required parameters such as date, consenting person, treatment consented to, discussed alternative treatments, and potential complications. Additionally, if the treatment requires parental permission (as defined in 45 CFR 46.402 the system shall document that the appropriate permission was requested and received on behalf of the guardian to treat the minor. Documentation of notification or permission should include date and time stamp.