Children’s Privacy: Teen medical records found accessible to parents and guardians in JAMA Network Open study

A study from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open reveals more than half adolescent accounts from multiple children’s hospitals allowed inappropriate access to children’s medical records to their parents and guardians. Concerns are that this is not in compliance with federal regulation or state consent laws and also risks teens not trusting that they have confidentiality, so won’t seek care they need.