This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants and attorneys.
Presented by experienced professionals, this highly informative and practical seminar will provide participants with a greater understanding of the purpose and requirements of the ADA, the CFRA, and the new HIPAA regulations. The materials and presentations will provide practical approaches to the policies and procedures required under these statutes.
Topics to be discussed include:
• The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
• The California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
• The “Portability” Aspect Of The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Application Of HIPAA To Your Company
• The HIPAA “Privacy Rule”
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
I. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
A. Overview And Background Of The ADA
B. Prohibited Forms Of Discrimination
C. Lawful Pre-Employment Inquiries
D. Essential Functions Of The Job
E. Qualified Individual With Disability
F. Reasonable Accommodation
G. Undue Hardship
H. Light Duty
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
A. CFRA Coverage And Eligibility
B. Notice And Recordkeeping
C. Medical Certifications
D. Communications With Doctors
E. Return To Work Issues
F. Termination Of Employee While On CFRA Leave
G. Interplay Between CFRA, ADA, And Workers’ Compensation
H. Key Employees
I. Employers’ Defenses And Recommended Actions
J. Most Common CFRA Violations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
III. “Portability” Aspect Of The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
A. Pre-Existing Conditions
B. Group Health Plans And HIPAA
C. Creditable Coverage
D. COBRA Continuing Coverage And HIPAA
E. Individual Health Plans And HIPAA
F. Right To Renew Coverage
1:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IV. HIPAA “Privacy Rule”
A. Overview Of HIPAA “Administrative Simplification”
B. Standards, Rules, And Compliance Schedules
C. The Privacy Rule
D. Patient Access To Health Information
E. Boundaries: Uses And Disclosures Of Health Information And The “Minimum Necessary” Standard
F. Privacy Procedures And The Privacy Officer
G. Penalties For Privacy Rule Violations
3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Application Of HIPAA To Your Company
A. Personnel Files
B. Computer Storage And Firewall Requirements
C. Protections To Provide Medical Information To Third Parties
D. Business Associate Agreements
E. What Can Be Included On The OSHA 300 Log
F. HIPAA Provisions That Should Be Included In Contracts
G. Hot Issues Involving HIPAA