Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care (Chapter 17 in Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents).
Ford, Carol A. English, Abigail. Dowshen, Nadia. Rogers, Charles G.
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This chapter reviews ethical principles related to providing adolescents with confidential health services. Laws that protect the confidentiality of health information are reviewed, and the implications of the HIPPA Privacy Rule for clinicians who provide health care to adolescents who are unemancipated minors are discussed. Considerations for providing confidential care to youth in foster care, youth in juvenile justice settings, homeless youth, youth living with and at-risk for HIV/AIDS, and military adolescents and young adults are also addressed. Numerous references.
child health; adolescents; confidentiality; mental health services; CHILD HEALTH SERVICES; HIV Positive; AIDS; homeless adolescents; military personnel; foster adolescents; federal laws; PRIVACY; CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS