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Webinar Explains How Health Care Laws Differ for Minors
Ideal for those new to health care and experienced professionals seeking to refresh knowledge

CHA will hold a back-to-basics web seminar on consent and privacy laws as they relate to minors Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon (PT). Participants will learn how to properly facilitate minors’ consent for treatment 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 or a non-custodial parent requests access to their minor’s medical record — will also be explained. Case examples will be used to demonstrate how to properly analyze and respond to complex situations.

Faculty include Jacquelyn Garman, CHA’s vice president, 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, privacy and legal publications/education. The web seminar is appropriate for those new to the health care setting as well as experienced professionals who would like to renew their knowledge, including risk managers, health information managers, privacy officers and in-house legal counsel. For more information or to register, visit