Health Information Sharing

Safety Concerns with the Michigan Behavioral Health Standard Consent Form (MDHHS-5515): Information for Health Care Providers and Organizations

Because many people have more than one health care provider, systems for sharing information among providers have been developed to prevent mistakes, coordinate care, and save time and money. Although sharing health information among care providers has many benefits, it may also present safety risks for individuals who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This document gives you guidance for talking with these individuals about the potential risks and benefits of information sharing, enabling them to make informed decisions about health information sharing. If a person in your care decides to share his or her health information, these questions will explain how the person may give consent in a way that reduces the risks from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

2017 Domestic Violence FAQ's for Providers