Examples Of Confirivacy, Privilege, And Informed Consent

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Confidentiality, Privacy, Privilege, and Informed Consent a. Define the terms privacy, privilege, confidentiality, and informed consent. How do they differ from each other? Privacy, confidentiality, informed consent and privilege all differ from each other in some way. Privacy is the condition of being free from unauthorized intrusion, confidentiality is allowing people to know something on a need to know basis. Informed consent is getting the permission from a person to do so some type of act, and privilege allows for conversations taken place in a protected relationship to be safeguarded. They all are different from each other because each one has a different type of restriction. Privacy is tailored to everyone, privilege is referring to…show more content…
They investigate and determine if entities are in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. According to Fisher (2017), “Under HITECH, clients/patients also have a right to receive information about disclosures made through a covered entity’s electronic health record for purposes of carrying out treatment, payment, and health care operations.” HITECH also added a maximum penalty amount of $1.5 million for all violations of an identical provision (Government Relations Staff, n.d.). g. How you would deal with parents requesting information or records of a minor child's therapy sessions? What would guide you in decision…show more content…
Working with minor’s record can be complex and cause an ethical dilemma (Ellis,2009). I would first determine the level of confidentiality that is needed on the basis of the child’s presenting problems, age, maturity, and so forth, then hold a pretreatment family meeting to explain his/her rationale for this decision. I would then prepare a written professional services agreement that provides details of the limits and conditions on confidentiality. Hopefully they parents would be involved in the treatment, in some way. I would maintain confidentiality during the one on one sessions. At this point I would have to step away from the outline and follow my state protocol which is that Sections 153.071 through 153.076 of the Family Code say that parent have a right to their child records (Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1999). The release of Mental Health Records: Chapter 611, Texas Health and Safety Code would guide me in my decision making (Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists,1999). However, if I thought that I was conflicted with state laws and APA ethics I would refer to Standard 1.02 it states, “If psychologists’ ethical responsibilities conflict with law, regulations, or other governing legal authority, psychologists make known their commitment to the Ethics Code and take steps to resolve the

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