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Ethics... Exoploring Privacy and Confidentiality: Gray Areas
The obvious answer is C, always get the consent in writing.
A, indicating just to release the record, is not appropriate because the question indicated you had just gotten a verbal OK.
- Regan, P. M., PhD. (2002). Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy. North Carolina: The University of North Carolina, Press.
- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (april 2015). Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1-62.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
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Goldstein, N. E. S., Gale-Bentz, E., McPhee, J., NeMoyer, A., Walker, S., Bishop, S., Soler, M., Szanyi, J., & Schwartz, R. G. (2019). Applying the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ resolution to juvenile probation reform. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 5(2), 170–181.
Hamberger, L. K. (2000). Requests for complete record release: A three-step response protocol. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 37(1), 89–97.
Nielsen, B. A. (2015). Confidentiality and electronic health records: Keeping up with advances in technology and expectations for access. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3(2), 175–178.
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