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Permission from a patient for something to be done by another

consent

Judged by the court to be insane, senile, mentally challenged.

mentally incompetent

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA

Protects health care practitioners and laypersons from charges of negligence

Good Samaritan acts

A collection of data recorded when a patient seeks medical treatment.

medical record

Minors living away from home and responsible for their own support.

emancipated minors

Protects patients with histories of substance abuse regarding the release of information about treatment

Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software that deals with storage, retrieval, and sharing information.

health information technology (HIT)

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