Part III - Patient Authorizations to Use and Disclose PHI; Notice of Privacy Practices

November 5, 2019

Series Description

As covered entities, health centers must comply with the same HIPAA Rules that apply to other health care providers including large hospitals and hospital systems; however, health centers often have limited time, personnel and resources to commit to HIPAA compliance.  Recent HIPAA settlements demonstrate that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) expects all covered entities (including health centers) to comply with the HIPAA Rules regardless of their size, location or mission.  Non-compliance can result in civil monetary penalties and corrective action plans that last at least two years and include substantial oversight by OCR. 

This webinar series introduces the key compliance requirements for health centers under the HIPAA Privacy Rule – from the designation of a Privacy Officer and development of written policies and procedures to disclosing patient information, responding to patient requests, identifying business associates and executing business associate agreements.  The webinar series includes five one-hour webinars covering the following topics:

Part I: Required HIPAA Compliance Program Elements; Disclosing the Minimum Necessary

Part II: Using and Disclosing PHI without Patient Consent

Part III: Patient Authorizations to Use and Disclose PHI; Notice of Privacy Practices

Part IV: Responding to Patient Requests: Access, Amendments, and Restrictions

Part V: Business Associates: Identification and Compliance Requirements

Each webinar includes:

  • Overview of the HIPAA Privacy regulations and compliance expectations
  • Discussion of relevant enforcement action and guidance from OCR
  • Updates on proposed/pending changes to the HIPAA Privacy regulations
  • Tips on developing a more robust HIPAA compliance program in your health center

Target Audience

  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Health Center Directors
  • Operations staff
  • Administrative and/or office staff.

 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key HIPAA Privacy compliance requirements for health centers.
  • Develop and/or revise your health center’s policies and procedures to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and to incorporate best practices
  • Identify when a business associate agreement is required prior to disclosing patient information and incorporate the requirement elements into the business associate agreement

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
08/23/2019
Course expires: 
05/19/2020
Event starts: 
11/05/2019 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
11/05/2019 - 2:00pm

MOLLY EVANS  

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/23/2019
Course expires: 
05/19/2020
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