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Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #06-004

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CE Course Description


This intermediate level continuing education course was developed to summarize The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information ('Privacy Rule') which was developed to assist in implementing the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ('HIPAA'). The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals' health information called 'protected health information' by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule known as 'covered entities.' The standards also address individuals' privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used. Although the summary, presented by the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, is not meant to be relied on as a source of legal advice, it provides practical information as well as instructions on how to view and apply the complete rule. This course is appropriate for assisting professionals, students, and consumers in appropriately protecting health information. It would also assist those serving in supervisorial or administrative capacities that are responsible for ensuring compliance with HIPAA and the Privacy Rule.

 

CE Course Objectives

  1. Describe the key elements of the Privacy Rule to determine how it strikes a balance that permits important uses of pertinent health information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing.

  2. Identify the 'covered entities' for which the Rule applies including health plans, health care clearinghouses, and any health care providers who transmit health information in electronic form in connection with transactions for which the Secretary of HHS has adopted standards under HIPAA.
     
  3. Compare 'individually identifiable health information' with 'de-identified health information' including uses and restrictions.
     
  4. Analyze the basic principals of required disclosures, and permitted uses and disclosures of the privacy rule.
     
  5. Assess the covered entity's responsibility in obtaining an individual's authorization to use or disclose psychotherapy notes and any exceptions to this responsibility.
     
  6. Discuss appropriate administrative requirements for the implementation of the privacy rule.
     
  7. Identify state laws and federal requirements that pertain to the Privacy Rule as well as enforcement and penalties for noncompliance.
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Board Approval Status

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Alaska YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Arizona YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Arkansas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
California YES! California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (Approval #1S-18-279-0120)
Colorado YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Florida YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Georgia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Hawaii YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Idaho YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Illinois We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Indiana YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Iowa YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Kansas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Kentucky YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Maryland YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Massachusetts YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Mississippi YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Nebraska YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Nevada YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Hampshire YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Jersey YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Mexico YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New York YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
North Carolina YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
North Dakota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Ohio YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Oklahoma YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Oregon YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
South Carolina YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
South Dakota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Tennessee YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Texas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Utah YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Vermont YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Virginia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Washington YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
West Virginia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Wisconsin YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Wyoming YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)

Marriage and Family Therapist

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (License No. 168.000269)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma YES! Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (871)
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

Professional Counselor

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska YES! American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation ( License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! American Psychological Association
Mississippi We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York YES! American Psychological Association
North Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma YES! Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.

Psychologist

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! American Psychological Association
Alaska YES! American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! American Psychological Association
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! American Psychological Association
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Illinois Board of Psychology (#268.000074)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! American Psychological Association
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! American Psychological Association
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana YES! American Psychological Association
Nebraska YES! American Psychological Association
Nevada YES! American Psychological Association
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York YES! American Psychological Association
North Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Ohio YES! American Psychological Association
Oklahoma YES! American Psychological Association
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! American Psychological Association
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont YES! American Psychological Association
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Wisconsin YES! American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

Social Worker

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! American Psychological Association
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! American Psychological Association
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! American Psychological Association
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York YES! American Psychological Association
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (6828)
Utah We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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