TITLE

CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND TRAUMA CENTER PATIENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Boldt, Richard C.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Spring2010, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p387
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the confidentiality issues evoked by the trend to offer screening and interventions for alcohol and other drug (AOD) use disorder in emergency departments and trauma centers in the U.S. It explores the clinical context within which hospitalized trauma patients receive such services. It also analyzes the federal AOD confidentiality law and regulation and their potential applications to the requirements of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons.
ACCESSION #
57936795

 

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