Publication

2016 Consent Manual
The trusted resource for consent and related health care law

Overview

This easy-to-use manual doesn’t just repeat the law, it explains it. The Consent Manual is the most comprehensive and acclaimed resource available to hospitals regarding patient consent for medical treatment. The manual covers the basics and specific situations and patient types including minors, mental health treatment, advance health care directives, release of information, mandatory reporting requirements, and refusal of treatment.

The Consent Manual tells you exactly what the law requires and what you need to do to comply.

The manual reflects several changes in the law and contains valuable information for:

- Risk Managers

- Privacy Officers

- Physicians and Nurses

- Legal Counsel

- Administrators

- Emergency Dept. Staff

- Health Information Managers

- Admissions Staff

- Clinic Managers

- Quality Managers

The notable changes to the 2016 edition address:

  • The End of Life Option Act, effective June 9, 2016.
  • Rules that require hospitals to provide inpatients the opportunity to identify a family caregiver who may assist in post-hospital care.
  • Revised requirements regarding medical records requests from attorneys prior to the filing of a lawsuit — a new form is provided.
  • New laws that permit hospitals to disclose patient-identifiable information in certain situations.
  • Potential implications of a recent court decision regarding unrepresented SNF patients who lack capacity.
  • Laws related to patient discharges, including Medicare discharge notices, discharge medication counseling requirements, and discharging minors.

The 2016 Consent Manual reflects legal changes through January 2016, is indexed for fast reference, and features more than 600 pages, with more than 100 forms (many in Spanish) provided electronically on the CD that ships with the manual.

(43rd edition, 2016)

Content

The 2016 Consent Manual reflects legal changes through January 2016, is indexed for fast reference, and features more than 600 pages, with more than 100 forms (many in Spanish) provided electronically on the CD that ships with the manual.

Chapters:
  • Patients’ Rights and the Basic Principles of Consent
  • Who May Give Consent
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Procedures that Require Special Consent
  • Refusal of Treatment and End-of-Life Issues
  • Medical Procedures and Interrogations Requested by Law Enforcement
  • Research on Human Subjects
  • Conditions of Admission, Arbitration and Liens
  • Patient Transfer, Discharge or Temporary Absence
  • Maternity/Newborn Issues
  • Deaths, Autopsies and Anatomical Gifts
  • Voluntary Admission and Involuntary Detainment for Mental Health Treatment
  • Rights of Mental Health Patients
  • The Medical Record
  • Privacy Rights and Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Use and Disclosure of PHI: Patients Covered by CMIA
  • Use and Disclosure of PHI: Patients Covered by LPS
  • Use & Disclosure of PHI: Substance Abuse
  • Assault and Abuse Reporting Requirements
  • Other Statutory Reporting Requirements
  • Incident and Quality Assurance Reports
  • Hospital Liability for Patients’ Belongings
  • HIV and Other Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Other Issues
Also Includes:
  • Introduction
  • Where to Find Laws Referenced in the Manual
  • Numerical Listing of Tables, Forms and Appendixes
  • Signage Requirements
  • Patient Handouts or Other Informational Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Special Consent Requirements
  • Index

Reviews

“The Consent Manual is the best publication for quick answers to medical legal issues.”
— Laura Sarff, former Chief Quality Officer, Olive View – UCLA Medical Center

“I have yet to have a question that the Consent Manual content could not address.”
— Marianne Padden, Director, Risk Management/Regulatory Compliance, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance

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