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Health Records for Adopted patients

  • 1.  Health Records for Adopted patients

    Posted 06-14-2019 15:51

    As new leadership takes over at our facility, we realized that we don't have a policy/procedure on adoption cases. What should we do with newborn records that are adopted immediately? What should we do about records for older children who are adopted? Can someone share their insight and maybe a sample procedure/policy with us?

    Thank you!



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    Kathryn Wood, RHIA
    Assist Dir of Information Systems/Privacy Officer
    War Memorial Hospital
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