COVID-19 Temporary Procedures for Obtaining Verbal HMIS Consent

To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and decrease the risk to the health of clients and agency staff, you may obtain verbal consent to share client data within the HMIS. Download COVID-19 Temporary Procedures for Obtaining Verbal HMIS Consent

This process is designed to ensure clients are informed of their privacy rights and have access to the HMIS Privacy Policy

  • The use of verbal consent will only be necessary when there is not a current HMIS Client Consent to Release Information (ROI) in place for the client.
  • The updated procedures are effective until the point when concerns for COVID-19 exposure have been mitigated. Once it is safe for you to obtain a signed Consent, the standard ROI procedure should be conducted and accurately recorded in the HMIS.

**Intake workers must include the specific language stated in the COVID-19 Temporary Procedures for Obtaining Verbal HMIS Consent to obtain verbal consent.**