Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

MINOR CHILD PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS

  • 1.  MINOR CHILD PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS

    Posted 05-24-2019 15:10
    Our facility is having a discussion regarding patient portal access for minor child records.  We understand minor child have access to certain pieces of the record that the parent do not, how are you separating these out for those age 13 to 17, do you allow access, etc.

    Kim

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    Kimberle Johnson
    [Director HIM/Privacy and Compliance Officer]
    Campbell County Health
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  • 2.  RE: MINOR CHILD PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS

    Posted 05-28-2019 10:52
    Kimberle, facilities may be different. At SLHS, we cut back to limited access by parent/guardian for minors at age 12.  We do not allow a minor to have portal access unless emancipated.  When the minor turns 18, they can request (per form) proxy access for the parent/guardian.  The parent/guardian is given this information as the time of portal access for the minor and are told of the access being limited at 12 and then totally cut off at 18 unless proxy is requested.  We cover 2 states and each states regulations are a bit different for minors and what treatment they are allowed to consent for.

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    Barb Beckett, RHIT, CHPS
    System Privacy Officer
    Saint Luke's Health System
    bbeckett@saintlukeskc.org
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  • 3.  RE: MINOR CHILD PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS

    Posted 05-29-2019 09:28
    ​at our facility - we allow proxy access for parents through age 12. when the child turns 13 and until the 18th birthday, the minor child and the parent have to come on site to do some verification steps we have in place and both parties have to agree to portal access, but it is created under the child's information that is shared with the parent, it is no longer proxy access. We also limit the type of information that a parent can see on a portal account for ages 13-17 to certain provider notes and test results. At 18, the now adult will have to create their own account and then will have to determine if they still wish to share any information with their parent(s) - which will require written documentation to be signed and on file with us. Because we cover 4 different states, we also went with the strictest regulations on what is and is not viewable on our portal accounts.

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    Aimee Barta , RHIT
    Sr. Release of Information Specialist
    barta.aimee@mayo.edu
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