Health history release requirements for non-minor dependents

Q: I am a group home provider and while performing an intake for a NMD, he refused to share his health history.  If I allow him to live here but don’t have his health history, will I be in violation of the licensing rules?

A: As legal adults, NMDs have a right to refuse to release their health record but can also consent to have the information released.  If the caregiver or provider is unable to get the NMD’s consent, then they should make a notation in the NMD’s file that the NMD refused to release the information when asked to do so during intake. (Reference: California Code of Regulations Title 22 Division 6 Chapters 4,5,7,8.8, 9.5, Community Care Licensing Interim Regulation  84468.1 and 84475;  http://ccld.ca.gov/).

One thought on “Health history release requirements for non-minor dependents

  1. Jed Minoff says:

    I am assuming since the group home provider is voluntarily accepting the youth they could decide not to accept the youth if he/she does not share his/her heath history, correct?

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