Confidentiality 2 Quiz

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Note: This training is an overview of confidentiality within a human service setting. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of guidelines and practices and meet the CARF accreditation standards for initial and ongoing training for all employees. It is not intended to be a substitute for competency-based training requirements. Please read through the following information on confidentiality. After completing this tutorial. Complete the questionnaire that follows. The questionnaire is intended to improve your ability to conduct services in a manner that respects the confidentiality of those you serve. An Overview Maintaining confidentiality means that human service organizations, or persons representing such organizations, may not disclose any information


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The overall purpose of an organization's ethical and legal duty to maintain confidentiality is to allow the person served to feel free to make a full and frank disclosure of information with the knowledge that the organization will protect the nature of the information disclosed .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    With the exception  of rare situations which involve special circumstances, disclosure to a third party, without a person's consent or court order, of information that the provider has learned within the provision of services constitutes a breach of confidentiality. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In most cases, which of the following does not constitute an allowable release of personal health care information or records:
    • A. 

      Concern for the safety of other specific persons.

    • B. 

      Reporting of certain communicable and/or infectious diseases to public health authorities.

    • C. 

      Informing law enforcement officials of a persons required attendance in programming.

    • D. 

      Defense of malpractice or professional complaints.

  • 4. 
    Generally, the authority to release medical information is granted to:
    • A. 

      The person served, if a competent adult or emancipated minor.

    • B. 

      A legal guardian or parent ifthe person served is judged incompetent by a court of law.

    • C. 

      The administrator or executor of a person's estate if the person becomes deceased.

    • D. 

      The person's spouse.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

    • F. 

      All of the above, except "d".

  • 5. 
    Personnel directly involved in a person's care or treatment generally have access to the record.Such consent is implied from the person's  acceptance into services and usually part of an informed consent document the person has reviewed and signed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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