Course Description:

This course discusses important information concerning patient privacy, electronic documentation, and information sharing regulations for client confidentiality.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the professional will be able to:

  • Verbalize and understanding of their respective professional association’s Code of Ethics.
  • Apply a basic fundamentals of HIPAA law as it relates to practicing in the mental health industry.
  • Provide client care consistent with ethical guideline and privacy considerations

Purpose of this course:

The purpose of this continuing education course is to provide a current understanding of issues relevant to the mental health counselor concerning new HIPPA guidelines for patient privacy. Current government facts, guidelines and information is provided to assist counselors in clarifying paperwork and electronic data concerns.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Reading of Your Corresponding Professional Association’s Code of Ethics

Part 2: Reading of Course Introduction and Section 1: Patient Privacy

Part 3: Reading of Section 2: Common Questions and their Answers

Part 4: Administration and Completion of the Evaluation of Learning Quiz