Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: HIPAA Overview
HIPAA and Linda’s Private Practice
What Is HIPAA?
How Has HIPAA Changed since Enactment?
Section 3: How Does HIPAA Work?
What Is Protected Health Information?
The De-Identification Standard
Business Associates: Breaches and Liability
Section 4: The Privacy Rule
Linda and the Disclosure of PHI
Permissible Uses and Disclosures of PHI
Notice of Privacy Practices
Permitted Use and Disclosure of PHI without Authorization
HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws
The Minimum Necessary Rule
Permissible Use and Disclosure of PHI with an Opportunity to Object
Psychotherapy Notes under HIPAA
HIPAA and Telehealth
Section 5: Individuals’ Rights and HIPAA Exceptions
Individual Rights Granted by HIPAA
Exceptions to HIPAA’s Requirements for Use and Disclosure of PHI
PHI Disclosure under Special Circumstances
Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence
Let’s Practice: Kim
Risk Management Strategies: Abuse, Neglect, and Domestic Violence
Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety
Risk Management Strategies: Duty to Protect
Section 6: Impermissible Uses and Disclosures
Definition of a Breach
Exceptions to the Definition
Breach Notification Requirements to Individuals
Other Privacy Requirements
Section 7: The Security Rule
Linda and the Security Rule
What Is the Security Rule?
The Security Rule Safeguards
Steps toward Security Rule Compliance
Instant Messaging (IM)
Section 8: Conclusion
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.Staff Writer: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.