This seminar provides an overview of Washington law and will educate attendees on appropriate and effective practices for licensed health care practitioners and institutional providers regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records. It will eliminate confusion on the use and disclosure of patient medical records. Participants will learn and understand Washington law requirements for handling, storing, producing and responding to requests for patient medical records, including a detailed discussion and analysis regarding Washington law in connection with litigation (e.g., subpoenas, requests for production, etc.) in civil, administrative and criminal cases.
- Washington regulations
- HIPAA privacy regulations
- Types of protected health information under the security rule
- What constitues a HIPAA violation?
- The attendee will be able to discuss patient rights.
- The attendee will be able to identify permissible and prohibited disclosures.
- The attendee will be able to review how to conduct a risk assessment.
9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
I. General Overview Of Washington Regulations
A. What Is Subject To Protection?
B. Permissible And Prohibited Disclosures
C. Responding To Subpoenas And Discovery Requests
D. Correcting And Amending Medical Records
E. Liability And Remedies
10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Overview Of HIPAA Privacy Regulations – An Overlay To Washington
B. Notice Of Privacy Practices
C. Uses And Disclosures
D. Patient Rights
E. Accounting For Disclosures
F. Business Associate Agreements
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
III. HIPAA Security Regulation-Overview
A. Types Of Protected Health Information Under The Security Rule
B. Differences Between 'Required' And 'Addressable' Requirements
C. How To Conduct A Risk Assessment
D. Administrative Safeguards
E. Physical Safeguards
F. Technical Safeguards
2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
IV. HIPAA Enforcement Rules – What Are The Feds Doing?
A. What Constitutes A HIPAA Violation?
B. What Are 'Actions,' 'Persons' And 'Time Variables'?
C. Distinguishing Between Knowledge, Imputed Knowledge, Reasonable Diligence, Reasonable Cause And Willful Neglect
D. How To Defend Yourself From HIPAA Accusations
E. Appealing Adverse HIPAA Decisions
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Questions And Answers