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Beyond HIPAA: Patient Medical Records and Client Confidentiality in Mental Health - online live webinar on November 2017 by Training Doyens. HIPAA & Privacy Act Training | HIPAA Compliance Training. This HIPAA & Privacy Act Training covers confidentiality beyond the privacy and other protections required by HIPAA.

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Beyond HIPAA: Patient Medical Records and Client Confidentiality in Mental Health


Webinar Title
Beyond HIPAA: Patient Medical Records and Client Confidentiality in Mental Health
Event Type
Webinar
Webinar Date
16-11-2017
Last Date for Applying
16-11-2017
Location
Denver, Colorado, United States

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OVERVIEW

This HIPAA & Privacy Act Training covers confidentiality beyond the privacy and other protections required by HIPAA. An in-depth overview of medical records keeping starts this webinar examining the state law sources and even contractual requirements of medical record keeping.

The webinar proceeds to review exceptions to confidentiality that is most frequently encountered by mental health professionals who practice in a high-risk setting where the consequences of a misstep can be very high.

  1. many years now, HIPAA has provided a federal right to privacy for patient medical records, including mental health records. However, fearing issues not with federal mandates but with state laws, the mental health care practitioner must know and comply with individual state laws and ethics governing the confidentiality of client information in the context of a doctor-patient relationship. This is apart and beyond the technical components of HIPAA.

HIPAA has standardized office medical record keeping, releases, and professional communications with third parties. But how is client confidentiality addressed beyond mere record keeping? Competing interests and privacy mandates create tension with these differing mandates.

Mere compliance with HIPAA allows risk the practitioner is HIPAA-compliant but liable to other confidentiality issues. Not only do state laws and codes of ethics mandate confidentiality, but there are many state law exceptions recognized by HIPAA. The exceptions sometimes allow and sometimes mandate what would otherwise be a confidentiality breach.

The sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship then moves to uncertain territory where client confidentiality meets a duty to act, such as, a duty to warn of impending harm or a duty to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Such duties to act do not require the permission of the client, or even the notification to the client, that information about them is being disclosed and reported. This uncertainty exists at a time when the practitioner is most vulnerable - when the practitioner must decide whether and how to act.

Doubtful conduct by practitioners will be examined to their detriment by patients suing for malpractice and licensure boards investigating breaches of confidentiality. This seminar will first review the standardized HIPAA requirements for patient medical records. From that perspective, the seminar will answer the issues presented by expanding to review state laws on patient confidentiality, evidentiary privileges, and exceptions mandated by law.

Erase the uncertainty of situations where multiple sources of client confidentiality conflicts that govern the secrets held in confidence by mental health practitioners – beyond HIPAA.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

In the complex environment of a medical office or health care facility, with many different health care practitioners, individual practitioners and directors at those offices and facilities may be confused on how long to retain and whether to dispose of medical records. Practitioners fear not complying with different, but similar, medical records keeping requirements.

Does having digital records require records to be kept indefinitely, or does it simply allow it? Uncertain state laws apply unique requirements to digital records and communications.

Differing and even conflicting sources of requirements exist for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner. With much of medical records moving to an electronic format, special rules now exist regarding the confidentiality, security, retention, and disposition of electronic medical records.

Once information has been recorded in the patient medical record, what rules apply to prevent release of private information beyond what is mandated by HIPAA? Take a tour of the most common legal rules requiring patient confidentiality as an evidentiary privilege under state law.

Erases uncertainty and doubt by knowing state law exceptions to maintaining this confidentiality where state laws may merely allow a breach of confidentiality or may indeed mandate it.

AREAS COVERED

Learn to identify and apply differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice, and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security, and disposition.

In addition to these clinical requirements of a specific profession, additional state laws set forth the content and retention of other types of records, other than clinical records of a patient, that are also kept by the professional, such as supervisory agreements with other professionals subordinate to them as well as their own unique record content requirements.

One area covered specifically about electronic record recognizes that while psychotherapy and mental health services are ideal treatments to offer over the internet, that is, by simultaneous audio-visual transmission between the doctor and the patient, the risks of breaches of confidentiality also vastly increase. And when the successful doctor-patient relationship is over, how does the health care practitioner providing a mental health service dispose of these electronic records?

In addition to state law requirements for the specific retention and disposition of clinical medical records, how long should the health care practitioner retain records for the possible, future defense of a malpractice claim for negligent treatment? Or to retain such medical records when the patient is a minor? Or to defend a possible complaint and disciplinary action by a state regulatory agency which could revoke the professional license of the practitioner?

Finally, while HIPAA provides for broad protections of privacy, state laws govern the confidentiality of the information provided in the context of a doctor-patient relationship. Tour the applicable evidentiary rules that cover confidentiality under state law.

Know the most common exceptions to confidentiality where a law may allow a practitioner to breach confidentiality or may mandate the specific breach of confidentiality.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Individual health care practitioners; health care attorneys; teachers and educators in graduate-level medical education across the many health care professions; corporate counsel in health care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Sources of legal and contractual requirements for medical records retention;
  • What information is mandated to be in a specific health care practitioner’s medical record;
  • Electronic records confidentiality, retention, and disposition;
  • State laws creating evidentiary privileges covering the doctor-patient relationship under applicable rules of evidence
  • Exceptions to confidentiality that may merely allow a breach of confidentiality or my indeed mandate a breach.

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This HIPAA & Privacy Act Training covers confidentiality beyond the privacy and other protections required by HIPAA. Book now or call +1-888-300-8494!

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Live Session for one participant $189 Corporate Live Session Group – Max 10 Participants from one location. $499 Recorded Session Get unlimited access to audio recording of the webinar for 6 months. $219 Training CD MP3 files, PDF presentation and reference manual will be delivered on a CD $399 Super Combo Offer 1 Live and Recorded webinar $329 Super Combo Offer 2 Live and Training CD $479
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