Explain  in your own words what is the purpose of the HIPAA privacy rule. Why is HIPAA  important within the healthcare field? 

Chapter 6:  Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Issues
Answer the questions below by using  chapter 6 of your textbook.

1. ____________  is a process for getting permission before conducting a healthcare or human  service related intervention on a person, or for disclosing personal  information.
☐ Informed consent
☐  Trial and error
☐  Post delay.
☐  Probable cause

2. Informed  consent requires that a client understands the information presented, gives  consent _____________ and is competent or capable to give consent to receive  treatment.
☐  regardless if the client does not want to
☐  by force
☐ voluntarily
☐  none of these apply

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3. It  is very important to _____________ clients on informed consent.
☐  measure
☐  debate
☐  force
☐ educate

4. Jolene  is a family support worker in a small community where the likelihood of  running into clients at the grocery store and other local businesses is high.  Ethically, Jolene should:
☐  move out of town.
☐ be proactive and discuss with the clients she  works with how she would like her to handle chance encounters outside of work  environments.
☐  ignore clients at all costs.
☐  none of these apply.

5. It’s  important to obtain demographic information and inquire about a client’s ____________  while working with many clients in the HHS field.
☐  fears.
☐ background.
☐  neighbors.
☐  none of these apply.

 

 

Chapter 5: Client  Rights and Counselor Responsibilities
Answer the questions below by using  chapter 5 of your textbook.

6. Clients  should be told they have the right to _____________ services at any time.
☐ be forced into
☐ terminate
☐  be not offered
☐  none of these apply.

7. Which  of the following statements regarding the parent’s legal right to receive  information about his or her child is true?
☐  Parents should never receive information on their children.
☐  Parents should only receive information if the child allows it.
☐ It generally allows the parent to access  information from a counselor or a human services worker about the child’s  progress in counseling or other services they receive.
☐  None of these apply.

8. In  most cases, clients have the right to access and review their _____________.
☐ client records and information.
☐  wish list.
☐  files while comparing them to other client files.
☐  none of these apply.

9. Which  of the following is a means of documenting aspects of a client’s treatment or  progress and is kept within a client’s file or record?
☐ progress notes.
☐  audit notes.
☐  sample notes.
☐  none of these apply.

10. HIPAA  (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States  legislation that provides __________ privacy and security provisions for  safeguarding medical information.
☐ data
☐  unique.
☐  clear.
☐  none of these apply.

 

 The importance of Informed Consent
Answer the following questions based on  your reading in chapter 5.

11. Explain in your own words what informed consent is.

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12. Explain the purpose of obtaining informed consent from a client.

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13. What would you do if a client refused to give their informed consent?

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14.  Describe a situation where it would be  appropriate to obtain a client’s informed consent.

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 Record Keeping in HHS
Answer the following questions based on  your reading in chapter 5.

15.  What is the risk of not maintaining confidential  clinical records?
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 Privacy in the HHS context
Answer the following questions based  upon your readings in Chapter 6 and your interactives.

16. Explain  in your own words what is the purpose of the HIPAA privacy rule. Why is HIPAA  important within the healthcare field?

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