Colorado's Children and Youth Information Sharing (CCYIS)Initiative is gearing up for Regional Summits to be held this Spring/Summer. These Summits will be our opportunity to unveil the new standardized Authorization -Consent to Release Information form. This form was created after we heard through focus groups and meetings with parents, youth and systems professionals about the need for one release form that youth and families sign to allow for the sharing of information when they are involved in multiple systems. The CCYIS began development of the consent form and process with a legal analysis of state and federal laws guiding information sharing, such as HIPAA, FERPA,and 42 CFR. CCYIS developed use cases (events which would trigger the need to share information) and crafted the consent form to meet legal requirements for sharing information. This form has been reviewed by the AG's office and will be available electronically for all systems to use. A pilot of the beta version of the standardized consent form is underway to identify any final adjustments needed.
The Regional Summits will be from 8:00-4:30 (lunch will be provided) and are planned for the following dates and locations:
- April 19th Grand Junction (Western Region)
- April 26th Jefferson County (Central Region)
- May 15th Greeley (NE Region)
- June 14th Adams County (Combination NE and Central Region)
- June 21st Pueblo (Southern Region)
- July 19th Aurora (Central Region)
All systems/initiatives which serve children, youth and families (child welfare, DYC, SB 94, CMP, TISOC, health, schools and other education professionals, juvenile assessment centers, probation, courts, mental health and substance abuse providers, GAL, CASA, district attorneys, defense, family advocate organizations, etc.) or a parent/guardian. We anticipate up to 200 attendees at each Summit.
The agenda will include: debunking myths and addressing barriers regarding information sharing, what is FERPA, HIPAA, 42 CFR and what are the laws about sharing information, presenting the legal matrix (which lists and links to all pertinent laws regarding information sharing), and unveiling and training on the standardized Authorization -Consent to Release Information form. The Summits will end discussing how participants can work together on implementing information sharing and use of the form in their individual communities.
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If you have any questions about the Summits, email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in information sharing and we look forward to seeing you at the Summits.