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Confidentiality

Multiple laws and regulations impact the confidentiality of and access to medical information. The materials on this page address some of the federal and state laws that impact access to adolescent medical records and help clarify when parents, teens and others may access an adolescentís record

Minor Consent, Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting in California

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When Parents May Access Adolescent Records

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Federal Privacy Protection for Substance Abuse Treatment Records

A Minor's Right to Confidential Abortion in California

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American Academy of Pediatrics v. Lungren, 16 Cal.4th 307 (1997): Ca. Supreme Court case addressing adolescent abortion

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School Release for Confidential Health Care

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California Attorney General Opinion on Confidential School Release

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Adolescent Confidentiality and Privacy Under HIPAA

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Adolescent Abortion Case

Resources from Other Organizations

Protecting Minorsí Health Information Under The Federal Medical Privacy Regulations

Your Health Your Rights: A Guide for Teens

Toolkit: Sexual Health - CA Version

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County of San Francisco Minor Consent policy

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