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Old 05-14-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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I think patient confidentiality concerning minors only comes into play with certain limited sexual health issues like birth control, pregnancy, STD's, abuse, rape etc. I'm not sure if it covers general mental health conditions like depression, anxiety or even sexual orientation/confusion. So let's not overstate the rights of kids to seek & receive treatment behind the backs of their parents. I don't think any doctor in their right mind would keep quiet about a serious illness like bulemia or leukemia.
HIPAA covers everything between a doctor and patient, regardless of the condition or situation.
Asking a doctor to divulge information against the patient's wishes is against the law. That doctor can be taken to court and sued.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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I took issue with your statement that physicians make the choices. That is simply not true. Physicians may advise a particular treatment option, but they may NOT impose treatment on a person of any age. That's a clear violation of patient autonomy.
...regarding treatment.....MDs recommend a treatment.......not the parent or the child......so where's the harm? If patient autonomy is important, and doc recommends a certain method of treatment, child chooses treatment, that's between patient and doctor.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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HIPAA covers everything between a doctor and patient, regardless of the condition or situation.
Asking a doctor to divulge information against the patient's wishes is against the law. That doctor can be taken to court and sued.
Not always. Not in workers comp. Besides it's not really HIPAA we're talking about here. It's a different law.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Not always. Not in workers comp. Besides it's not really HIPAA we're talking about here. It's a different law.
You're right. In Workmans Comp the info can be passed on if required by law.
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