HIPAA and Behavioral Health

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects the confidentiality and security of health care information. Among other things, HIPAA governs the use and disclosure individuals’ identifiable health information. This includes written and verbal communications that mental health and substance use disorder providers (behavioral health providers) have with the individual; the individual’s family members and friends; other professionals, health plans, and law enforcement; and associated documentation requirements. This course addresses some of the most common HIPAA-related legal and ethical challenges faced by behavioral health professionals, including those who work in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, and private practice. The goal of this course is to improve your understanding of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and how they apply to your day-to-day professional responsibilities as a behavioral health care provider. Interactive case vignettes and exercises will provide you with the opportunity to apply and deepen your knowledge of this critically important topic. By successfully completing this course, you will be able to identify potential legal and ethical issues related to HIPAA, improve your compliance approach, and develop more effective risk management strategies. This course does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with legal counsel regarding any specific HIPAA-related issues you confront in your workplace or practice. If you need more comprehensive information or have more general questions regarding HIPAA, the Department of Health and Human (DHHS) website, your malpractice insurance carrier, HIPAA privacy officer, general counsel, compliance officer, or professional associations may be of additional assistance.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-HHS-0-HHP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (32 Match)

American Psychological Association

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based with audio.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.00 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Content Area: C9, R1

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

2.0 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CAAP II
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course #863 from 12/20/2016 to 12/20/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 2.00.

New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.

Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Text-based

Human Resources Certification Institute

2.0 HOURS


This program has been approved for 2.00 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

2.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 2.00 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-HHP
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Describe the purpose of HIPAA and how it applies to behavioral health care providers.
Identify changes you should make to your HIPAA policy and procedures to maintain compliance with the privacy and security rules.
Apply the privacy and security rules to your practice or work setting, including your professional communication and documentation practices.
Identify potential ethical or legal issues related to HIPAA in your work setting and employ more effective risk management strategies to avoid violations.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: HIPAA Overview A. HIPAA and Linda’s Private Practice B. What Is HIPAA? C. How Has HIPAA Changed Since Enactment? D. HIPAA Penalties! E. Review F. Summary Section 3: How Does HIPAA Work? A. What is Protected Health Information? B. The De-Identification Standard C. Flash Card Review! D. What Is a Covered Entity and Why Should I Care? E. Business Associates F. Business Associates: Breaches and Liability G. Quick Check H. Review I. Summary Section 4: The Privacy Rule A. Linda and the Disclosure of PHI B. Permissible Uses and Disclosures of PHI C. Notice of Privacy Practices D. Permitted Use and Disclosure of PHI without Authorization E. HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws F. The Minimum Necessary Rule G. Permissible Use and Disclosure of PHI with an Opportunity to Object H. Psychotherapy Notes under HIPAA I. Marketing J. Review K. Summary Section 5: Individuals’ Rights and HIPAA Exceptions A. Individual Rights Granted by HIPAA B. Exceptions to HIPAA’s Requirements for Use and Disclosure of PHI C. PHI Disclosure under Special Circumstances D. Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence E. Let’s Practice: Kim F. Risk Management Strategies for Behavioral Health Providers G. Avert A Serious Threat to Health or Safety H. Risk Management Strategies for Behavioral Health Providers I. Let’s Practice J. Review K. Summary Section 6: Impermissible Uses and Disclosures A. Definition of a “Breach” B. Exceptions to the Definition C. Breach Notification Requirements to Individuals D. Other Privacy Requirements E. Review F. Summary Section 7: The Security Rule A. Linda and the Security Rule B. What Is the Security Rule? C. The Security Rule Safeguards D. Administrative Safeguards E. Physical Safeguards F. Technical Safeguards G. Steps toward Security Rule Compliance H. Quick Check I. E-Mail (Electronic Mail) J. Portable Media K. Instant Messaging (IM) and Social Networking L. Review M. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. HIPAA HIPAA HOORAY!

Instructor: Linda Weaver, PhD, JD
Linda Weaver, Ph.D., J.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of New Mexico. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health, which includes serving as the HIPAA privacy officer for a large behavioral health care organization. Currently, Dr. Weaver consults with large employers regarding the implementation of behavioral health best practices consistent with health care’s complex legal framework. Disclosure: Linda Weaver, PhD, JD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW
Ms. Krull has over 16 years of social work practice experience. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001) and received clinical training at Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services and Resource Guidance Services in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Krull was the Client Services Director at a domestic violence agency, providing clinical services and supervising all direct care staff. She later managed part of the Pregnancy and Adoption Services department within Catholic Charities, San Diego. Ms. Krull also has experience in clinical documentation review and audits. She currently is a technical writer/ editor at Relias Learning. Disclosure: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate and advanced level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate and advanced level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate and advanced level Nurses; intermediate and advanced level Professional Counselors; intermediate and advanced level Psychologists; intermediate and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com