What are some of the ramifications for inappropriately releasing confidential information about a patient or client in a hospital setting?
This is a 5-7 page paper not including the title and reference page. This is based on a Law and Ethics Class for professions in Human Services. I ask, if you have any questions please inform me. Any questions contact me. Thanks.
Description: As a human services practitioner, you could be in a position that requires you to review medical records and to be aware of all related federal and state laws and statutes, healthcare mandates, codes of ethics, and credentialing requirements (e.g., the Joint Commission for Accrediting Hospital Organizations [JCAHO], which governs most hospitals). You will be reviewing a case study to determine what legal and ethical issues need to be considered when deciding if it is appropriate to divulge the information requested
Please use scenario below:
Case Study Stephanie is a human-services policy analyst who works with the state-run psychiatric hospital system. Her job is to facilitate discharges of patients to the community by coordinating with local mental-health centers and providers of care to make sure that the patient has adequate and immediate post-discharge care. Stephanie received a call from a parole officer of a 25-year-old Laotian immigrant patient named Kevin, who was in the hospital. The parole officer indicated that Kevin violated parole by abusing illegal substances prior to the admission to the state hospital. The parole officer asked questions about Kevin’s diagnoses, where he was being discharged to, and the staff involved in his care while hospitalized. You have been asked to determine if Stephanie can legally and ethically answer these questions and provide confidential health information about Kevin to the parole officer.