Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Verbal consent to add missing elements to a paper ROI

  • 1.  Verbal consent to add missing elements to a paper ROI

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hello, we are a behavioral/mental health facility that includes a subacute inpatient crisis center for at risk youth.  Parents come in and fill out paperwork, including ROIs.  For one such client, parent neglected to initial the bottom section regarding the purpose of disclosures.  Since parent already left, and this needs to be corrected, is it HIPAA compliant to get parent's verbal/written consent via email to add their initials to this section as long as it is explained to them what they are agreeing to?  We also have an online process of filling these out but not all parents have internet access.

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    Helen Ebey, RHIT
    HIM Specialist II
    Albertina Kerr Centers
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