Confidential Care of Minor Patients
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Adolescents cite confidentiality as one of the key determinants in their use of healthcare. This self-study module is designed to address this critical factor in caring for adolescents. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and there is no fee to participate.
- Identify healthcare issues for which a minor patient can seek treatment without the consent or knowledge of his or her parent/guardian.
- Recognize the legal limits of this confidential care and explain when minor confidentiality can and will be broken.
- Advise minor patients seeking confidential care that if they are using their parent/guardian insurance to pay for the services than an explanation of benefits (EOB) may be sent to their parent/guardian's from the insurance company disclosing the care received.
- Foster a patient care environment where minor patients can seek care confidentially when needed, while encouraging open communciations between patients and parents/guardians.
The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original Release Date: December 2014
Termination Date: November 2020
Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in November 2017, and availability of CME credit continued.
Margaret Riley, MD; Family Medicine
Jenni Lane; Adolescent Health Initiative
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There are no financial relationships to disclose for this CME activity.