Verbal Consent ROIs (retired)
The verbal consent option was turned on in March of 2020 in response to the pandemic. It was implemented as a temporary solution; verbal ROIs were meant to be replaced with valid signed documents as soon as we regained physical contact with our clients. Today we have hundreds of clients with only Verbal Consent ROIs and we need to begin obtaining valid ROIs for these clients.
Moving forward, only 211 will retain their ability to add Verbal Consent ROIs to HMIS, as they do not have any physical contact with the clients they are adding to the system. All new Verbal Consent ROIs will be valid for only 90 days and must be replaced as soon as a client is enrolled in another program. If you are enrolling a household, please make sure to add new household ROIs for all members of the family; all adults must have their own signed ROIs and all minors must have household ROIs in the system. For more information on how to correctly enter ROI information for minors, please see our new job aid, Adding New ROIs to a Household.
These new directions are valid regardless of how many Verbal Consent ROIs are in the client's file, who entered them into HMIS, or when they are set to expire. As stated previously, all Verbal Consent ROIs have always been temporary and must be replaced by valid signed documents to confirm that we have the client's consent to share their data in HMIS.