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AzHHA Consent Manual 2020 Edition

The AzHHA Consent Manual - 2020 Edition, comprehensively updated by Coppersmith Brockelman’s Health Care Practice Group, is now available. This manual is the only detailed resource guide to Arizona healthcare consent-related laws, rules and regulations.

The detailed content can be useful to:

  • hospital administrators and chief medical officers
  • administrators and medical directors of other healthcare facilities, such as nursing facilities, physician groups, outpatient treatment centers, surgical centers – any institution providing clinical care
  • managed care organization administrators and medical directors
  • healthcare attorneys
  • physicians
  • nurses
  • quality managers
  • risk managers
  • social workers
  • policymakers

This manual has been updated from the 2014 version and expanded to include, among other topics, the following information:

  • Opioid orders and prescriptions in a completely new chapter which includes a template opioid consent to treatment form.
  • Updated content regarding the use and disclosure of specially protected substance use disorder information, including the most recent August 2020 changes to 42 C.F.R. Part 2.
  • An expanded chapter on research compliance, including compliance with HIPAA, FDA regulations, the Common Rule, NIH Certificates of Confidentiality, Arizona state research laws and more.
  • An expanded chapter on interactions with law enforcement, including interactions with border patrol.
  • Incorporation of the revised Medicare and Arizona hospital discharge rules and electronic “ADT” notification requirements.
  • Expanded telemedicine guidance.
  • A new discussion of social media concerns.
  • Discussion of the revised health information organization (HIO) laws.
  • References to a variety of other new laws and regulations since the 2014 edition that touch on consent, reporting, and health information management, including the alignment of mental health, communicable disease, and genetic testing confidentiality provisions with HIPAA, revised Data Bank reporting requirements, direct pay notices to patients and much more.
  • Much more extensive citation, cross-referencing and linking to legal authorities and treatise materials to guide further analysis of thorny regulatory questions.

Important information:

The Consent Manual is being offered in electronic form. In order to obtain access to the consent manual online, you will need to purchase a license. The hospital licensing fee is based on the number of licensed beds within a hospital/health system. If your hospital belongs to a health system, please add all licensed beds within your system when indicating the number of beds.

Follow the directions below to receive a payment link. Separate forms are provided for payment by credit card and payment by check. Both links also provide you with a license agreement, which you will need to sign and return either in electronic or paper mail form. 

I would like to pay with a credit card (Visa/Mastercard only)

Download and complete the order form and license agreement. Email the completed documents to [email protected]. Once we receive your completed documents, a member of the AzHHA staff will review your submission and respond with a payment portal link within two business days.

Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Emails containing the download link will be sent from [email protected].

Contact [email protected] or call 602-445-4320 if you have questions.

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I would like to pay with a check

Download and complete the order form and license agreement. Mail the completed documents to:

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Once we receive your completed forms and process your payment, you will receive an email with your receipt as well as a link to download the digital version of the AzHHA Consent Manual - 2020 Edition.

Contact [email protected] or call 602-445-4320 if you have questions.

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