Student Health and Education Records: Compliance with HIPAA and FERPA
Back-to-school season provides an ideal opportunity to review the federal laws and regulations that apply to records maintained on students, identify the key compliance risk areas for health centers as they use, disclose and request such records, and develop strategies to minimize identified compliance risks. As covered entities, most health centers and their staff members are familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Rules, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule which requires covered entities to limit the uses and disclosures of protected health information permitted without patient authorization. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statute and implementing regulations protect students’ education records, providing parents with the right to access, to amend, and to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from their child’s education records.
As health centers partner with schools to provide health care, to coordinate support services and to assist families and the community, it is critical to ensure information is appropriately used and disclosed to avoid non-compliance and to build trust with students and their families. Understanding the regulatory framework can also improve communication between health center and school staff members, as each party better understands when student health information can be disclosed and when additional consent is required. In this webinar, we will review how HIPAA and FERPA apply to and typically affect health centers, recommend key policies and procedures to review and revise for compliance, and discuss training priorities for staff members working with and in schools.
The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar.
- Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
- Clinical Staff
- School-Based Health Center Staff
- Medical Records Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Determine whether HIPAA or FERPA apply to records maintained on students
- Develop policies, procedures and consent forms to permit the use and disclosure of records maintained on students
- Create and implement training plans to ensure workforce members understand the applicable federal laws and regulations and the health center’s policies and procedures
A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]
Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.
ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT
If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:
- Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
- Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email
Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: Compliance Officers/Risk Managers, HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers, Clinical Staff, School-Based Health Center Staff, Medical Records Staff
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
- Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).
- 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
- 1.20 CPEFTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
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