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Minors' Medical Records and Consent to Care (22-10)

Children & Domestic Matters
Health Care & Health Insurance

This issue brief provides an overview of minors’ rights to deny others access to medical records under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Colorado state law.  It also discusses state law pertaining to the ability of minors to consent to medical care.

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