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Older Adults’ Protected Health Information: A Complex Ethical Case Discussion

Speakers: Rebecca Allen, PhD, ABPP, Jacqueline Seitz, JD, and Christine Khaikin, JD

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Time:  10am – 12pm PT/11am – 1pm MT/12- 2pm CT/1 – 3pm ET

In situations of medical complexity, who has access to information about an older adult’s health information – including mental health and substance use history and treatment – can be a complicated issue. In this virtual training, a complex older adult health situation will be presented. The legal issues related to the privacy of protected health information (PHI) will be reviewed by legal experts from the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI). Dr. Rebecca Allen – a geropsychologist with expertise in the ethics of older adult health care, will then consider ethical issues inherent in the case, highlighting common issues in meeting the needs of older adults while assuring that the right people have the right information. A broader discussion of these issues will be moderated by the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in aging.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe when and how the federal privacy laws apply to the Protected Health Information (PHI) of Older Adults
  • Identify ethical considerations related to PHI, autonomy, and paternalism
  • Recognize how to access resources and technical assistance through the E4 Center and the CoE-PHI

Please register HERE.

Note: Registration is managed by our partner CoE PHI.

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