Teen Pregnancy LawsStephanie Taylor
Intro to Pharmacy Tech
Baker College of Allen Park
First the law was implicated in order to protect the personal health information of a patient. Too often has an agency inquired or reached out to inform a patient of result, updates and private information and it has gotten in the hands of another individual that it was not supposed to. This can cause conflict for the patient who was dependent on the agency to keep this information confidential and only disclose it to the patient. They have implicated laws to support this action with teens because there is a notion that if providers can give this sense of trust with the confidential information adolescents are more likely to seek vital medical care in situations they may not if circumstances were not as they are. Children and parents can however set out to initially involve the parent if the child decides to do so. By simply informing the provider that they wish to grant their parent access to their confidential medical files allows the medical provider to then disclose any information pertaining to the attention they are receiving. These laws all vary dependent on the state, provider and treatment needed, there are some boundaries which may not be crossed when dealing with minors. This is a positive key point to HIPP’s teen privacy laws are that teen’s may seek out medical treatment in this case when normally they wouldn’t because of fear of involving their parents. This promotes proper medical healthcare treatment which in the long run contributes to the many factors of a healthy wellbeing.
Gudeman, R. (2003) Youth law news: Adolescent Confidentiality and privacy under the health insurance portability and under accountability.
References: Gudeman, R. (2003) Youth law news: Adolescent Confidentiality and privacy under the health insurance portability and under accountability.
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