How to Obtain Consent in Case of Emergency

Considerations for Part 2 Programs

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CoE-PHI resource that describes practical considerations for Part 2 programs when seeking written patient consent to share information during an emergency.

Key Points

  • 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.

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