HIPAA

Electronic consent form

  • 1.  Electronic consent form

    Posted 09-08-2020 11:40 AM
    If we were to create a fillable consent form for patients to fill out with a submit button that goes to an internal email and post this on our website, what HIPAA issues do you see? My concern is the form would not be sent back to us encrypted, however, the patient is choosing to send unencrypted so does this pose an issue? If so, would a disclosure that the information in this form would not be secure during transmission be enough or even necessary? We are in the works of having the patient be able to do this through our patient portal, but it won't be ready for another month and we need a short term solution quickly.

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    Savannah Knuettel
    Compliance Officer
    Galen Medical Group
    Hixson,TN

    The views expressed herein are my own and do not represent those of my employer or clients. They are not meant to constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.
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