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Leading medical and domestic violence experts challenged the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to screen patients for domestic violence. Medical leaders from diverse fields asserted that the Task Force used the wrong criteria to assess screening, and warned that more victims and their children
This paper focuses on the need for accurate documentation and coding of domestic violence in medical records and provides recommendations on how to do so. The accurate and expanded documentation and coding for domestic violence in medical records can give us data and reimbursement mechanisms that will undeniably shape our
Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care (PDF)$0.00
The Compendium is an at-a-glance summary of state and U.S. territory laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings. It includes analyses and themes that reflect policy and programmatic changes made in the last two decades by leaders in the fields of health care,
This guide includes the minimal elements of a domestic violence protocol, guidelines for clinical assessment & intervention, a model employee domestic violence policy, and a guide to community public health services. Download links the combined protocols in PDF only.
Greenbook: Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: Guidelines for Policy and Practice (PDF)$0.00
These guidelines target three systems – battered women’s advocates, child protection services and family court judges – with the goal of keeping mothers and children safe and together and avoiding unnecessary out-of-home placement. The guidelines were developed in 1999 by leading family court judges and experts on child maltreatment and
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Summary of Federal Medical Privacy Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence (PDF)$0.00
Developed for health care professionals, this resource guide discusses the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) for domestic violence reporting. Includes a summary of the federal guidelines for victims of domestic violence, frequently asked questions about HIPPA, requirements for meeting the Hybrid Entity designation, disclosure requirements
The following guiding principle and specific principles are designed to improve and build upon existing confidentiality safeguards to ensure that domestic violence victims are not placed at increased risk of retaliatory violence, discrimination, harassment, denial of insurance benefits, and other harm. Advocates, health care providers, administrators, oversight agencies, and policy