CHA News Article

Web Seminar Planned on Minors’ Consent for Treatment and Privacy Laws
Ideal for those new to health care and professionals seeking to refresh knowledge

On Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon (PT), CHA will hold a web seminar focused on properly applying consent and privacy laws to minors. Participants will learn how to properly obtain consent for treatment of a minor and protect a minor’s privacy when dealing with parents, guardians and other concerned parties. Complicated situations — such as when a minor and parent disagree on treatment, when a non-custodial parent requests access to their minor’s medical record, or when dealing with minors who are themselves parents — will also be explained. Case examples will be used to demonstrate how to properly analyze and respond to complex situations.

Faculty are Jacquelyn Garman, CHA’s vice president and legal counsel and former general counsel for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland), and Lois Richardson, CHA’s vice president for privacy and legal publications/education. This web seminar is appropriate for those new to the health care setting or experienced professionals who would like to refresh their knowledge, including risk managers, health information managers, privacy officers and in-house legal counsel. For more information or to register, visit