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Medical Record photograph

  • 13 Sep 2015 7:34 PM
    Reply # 3524991 on 3521478
    RHIA Administrator (Administrator)


    Residents have the right to refuse to have their picture taken for any reason.  If they have chosen to refuse, you can use  a description of them in place of the picture for the MAR/TARs and elopement book. If you are totally electronic, the description of the resident can be typed and printed on a piece of paper and a picture of the paper could be taken unless you have another way to convert a text description to a jpeg file for the electronic health record.

  • 11 Sep 2015 3:47 PM
    Message # 3521478
    Deleted user

    Hello group,

    My question is regarding confidentiality or consent. When a patient expresses their wish to not have their photograph taken and placed in the EMR for concerns of identity thief; what are best practices to ensure the patients wishes are satisfied? Also is this a state provision?

    Thank you

    LTC HIM Director  

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