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Title A Proposed Legal Framework for Addressing Privacy for Patient Controlled Health Records in Pediatrics
Author(s) Fabienne Bourgeois, Patrick Taylor, Kenneth Mandl
Source AMIA 2006 Symposium Proceedings, Pages 861-861
ISBN 0-9647749-0-5
Publisher American Medical Informatics Association
Publication Date November 11, 2006
Abstract Patient controlled health records (PCHRs) provide widespread and flexible access to integrated medical information. Unique legal challenges arise where the patient is a minor. Variations in laws and statutes concerning minorís rights to privacy and confidentiality, and institutionsí local interpretations of them, need to be integrated in the principles governing PCHRs. We propose a legal framework to guide the development of access policies for PCHRs to ensure appropriate privacy and confidentiality protection surrounding minors.


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