ACF Confidentiality Toolkit

8/17/2014

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) developed this ACF Confidentiality Toolkit to help jurisdictions successfully navigate the delicate balance between privacy and security with the delivery of efficient and effective services. The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit analyzes, explains and aids states and local jurisdictions in the navigation of a number of federal laws that impact the implementation of human services. Embedded throughout are sample documents from across the country from which jurisdictions using the Toolkit can borrow freely.

Source: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Available at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/acf_confidentiality_toolkit_final_08_12_2014.pdf

Understanding the Interaction Between EPSDT and Federal Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality Laws

9/4/2013

This paper examines the federal and state law underpinnings of access to patient health records across health care providers and settings of care for Medicaid-enrolled children, who are entitled to Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT).  This analysis sets forth the relevant laws of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and 42 C.F.R. Part 2, that affect the relationships of the health care professionals, minor children, and legal guardians as well as the relationships among health care, educational, and social services providers.  Finally, this paper provides examples of information exchange and management issues that may occur in the treatment of Medicaid-enrolled children.

Source: Health Information & the Law, the George Washington University’s Hirsch Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Available at: http://www.healthinfolaw.org/article/understanding-interaction-between-epsdt-and-federal-health-information-privacy-and-confide-0