There are two types of medical information release forms, the first includes the one that allows your medical practitioner to release medical information to you and the second authorizes someone to do treatment of your child or family member when you ‘re not around. A medical information release form gives the permission for the release of your medical records.
Both types have different format. We will go step by step to create each type of form.
1st Type: Medical History Release Form
Doctors cannot access your medical history without the consent of the patient. if the medical practitioners want to view the records of the patients then they need to get consent from the patient first. A medical record is considered private and confidential.
Step 1: Print your date of birth, social security number, and the maiden name.
At the top of your form, there should be a place to write your DOB, SSN and maiden name. These will be useful in giving credit to the staff at the hospital that has requested for the medical form. This will also prevent the wrong information from being printed in the form.
Step 2: Give the Permission
Next step in form is to give permission. Write down a paragraph that you have given the authority to the medical practitioners and the hospital staff to release your medical forms. This can serve as written evidence that you have given consent for the release.
Step 3: Specify the Limitations
Write whether you want all your medical history to be released or just a part of it or to a specific period of time. You can choose to have all your health care information released or not released.
Step 4: Private information
Your private information should be private. In a note, state what you NOT want to be released. For example, state to not the release of sexually transmitted infections or the HIV/AIDS. Or write whether you want your mental health, state or addictions released as well.
Step 5: State the period
Specify when the release is valid. i.e for 90 days, specify it at the bottom of the form.
Step 6: Sign
Put a signature and your name on the form, at the bottom. It serves as evidence.
2nd Type: Child Medical Treatment Form
Step 1: Type and Print an Authorization Statement
Type and print a statement that shows you have allowed your caretaker to get medical treatment for your child. It serves as medical authorization letter. It protects your caretaker from any legal action in case anything happens to your child.
Step 2: List Medical Conditions
Write all the medical conditions that the medical practitioners should be aware of that your child has. Include the diseases allergies and the handicaps.
Step 3: Include the Name of Your Child’s Doctor.
In case your child could be having a specific doctor, write it down. This will allow for a follow up to ensure that your child medical history is clearly understood for proper treatment.
Step 4: Include Your Contacts
In your form, write your phone number and your location, either, including your workplace. In case of anything, it will be easy to make a follow-up.
Step 5: Sign it
Put your signatures, name and date at the end to make it valid.