The Center’s consent and confidentiality work focuses on state minor consent laws and the confidentiality provisions they contain, the federal medical privacy regulations known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, other state and federal confidentiality protections, and the policies governing adolescents’ participation in health research studies. The Center devotes particular attention to attempts to repeal, limit, or undermine these laws, which are critically important in maintaining adolescents’ access to essential health care.
Recently the Center has expanded its focus to include confidentiality protection for services paid for by insurance.
Key Publications on Consent & Confidentiality
- State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary, Third Edition (2010)
- Policy Compendium on Confidential Health Services for Adolescents, Second Edition (2004)
- Confidentiality for Individuals Insured as Dependents: A Review of State Laws and Policies (2012)
The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law gives presentations on a wide range of topics related to Consent & Confidentiality.