Education event

Minors Health Care — The Basics of Consent, Privacy and More Webinar
Learn about the rules, exceptions to the rules, practical solutions to common problems

October 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon, Pacific Time


This scenario plays out in hospitals every day: grandmother, teacher, neighbor or concerned friend brings a minor to the hospital. No parent in sight. Now what?

Can you treat the minor? Whose consent do you need? Who should you talk to about the minor’s treatment options? These are all too common questions that often challenge the most seasoned health care providers.

This webinar will take you back to basics to refresh your knowledge of consent and privacy laws for minors. You’ll learn about the general rules, and the exceptions to the rules. You’ll hear about practical solutions to common problems. And, case examples will be used to demonstrate how to properly analyze and respond to tricky situations.

Make plans now to participate in this informative webinar.


Consent for Treatment and Minors — Many Laws, Many Rules

  • General rule — parents decide treatment, except when …
  • No parents, now what? Dealing with guardians, relatives, caregivers
  • When a minor can consent for all treatments — emancipated, self-sufficient and more
  • Consent for sensitive services — pregnancy, reportable disease, mental health services
  • Wards and dependents of the juvenile courts, inmates — who has the right to consent
  • When parent and minor disagree on treatment — what do you do?
  • When a parent refuses treatment for a minor

Privacy and Minors — Legal and Practical Considerations

  • Teasing apart the applicable laws — CMIA, LPS, HIPAA
  • Who gets to know what, and why — dealing with mixed records
  • Disclosures to family, close friends — when you can and can’t share information
  • Sharing information with other providers instead of parents
  • When you can withhold information and why
  • Privacy follows consent rights — with a few exceptions
  • Noncustodial parents — what are their rights to information?
  • Who pays the bill? Privacy concerns


Jacquelyn Garman, JD, is vice president, legal counsel for California Hospital Association. Ms. Garman oversees and coordinates the association’s legal representation on litigation critical to the hospital industry and assists with the legal impact of legislation and regulations on hospitals. Prior to joining CHA, Ms. Garman served as general counsel for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland) from 2006-2014, where her responsibilities also included serving as the organization’s risk manager. In addition, she was a partner in the Hanson Bridgett law firm, specializing in civil litigation with an emphasis in medical staff credentialing and peer review disputes.

Lois Richardson has served as CHA’s legal resource for the past 19 years, primarily as legal counsel and most recently as vice president of privacy and legal publications and education. She is the author of numerous CHA publications, including the Consent Manual, California Hospital Compliance Manual, California Health Information Privacy Manual and Mental Health Law. Lois has also served as the executive director for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys for 12 years, providing legal education and networking opportunities for California’s health care attorneys.


Members $185 (CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies)
Nonmembers $275 (Limited to: Non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals.)

Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to non-member California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and faxed to (916) 552-7506 or e-mailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note: payment is due on or before program. Payments not received by the seminar date will be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education (CE) credit. Attendee must complete an online survey, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number. CEs are complimentary for the registrant. If additional participants under the same registration would like to be awarded CEs, a fee of $20 per person will apply. Post-event survey will be sent to the registrant and will provide information on how to apply online for additional CEs. Certificates of attendance will be emailed.

Compliance — The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) has approved this event for up to 2.4 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 2 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Health Information — This program has been approved for 2 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Legal — CHA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity has been approved for 2 hours of MCLE credit. Provider number 1980.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 11924, for 2.4 Contact Hours.

Risk Manager — This meeting has been approved for a total of 2.0 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.

Social Work — This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEP 1735.


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