How to Obtain Consent in Case of Emergency
Considerations for Part 2 Programs
CoE-PHI resource that describes practical considerations for Part 2 programs when seeking written patient consent to share information during an emergency.
- Patients have a right to maintain the confidentiality of their treatment records.
- When notifying the emergency contact, remember to follow the consent form: only the individuals listed on the consent form should be notified, and information should be limited to the minimum necessary amount that is described on the form.