Tag Archives: hipaa

Patient Reveals Sex With Prior Therapist – Protecting the Public?

Some may ask why there is no requirement for the subsequent therapist to report such alleged unlawful or criminal behavior on the part [...]

Confidentiality – Seeking Patient Referrals via Social Media

...Practitioners must always be aware of the duty of confidentiality and must be certain that they are not revealing enough information [...]

Cyber Liability: Laptop Theft and Other PHI Breach Risks

Mental and allied health providers, especially business entities, have a heightened cyber security risk exposure because we're not just [...]

The Importance of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been the subject of much confusion since its passage in 1966. For [...]

Records – Removal of Information From File

Does the therapist or counselor ever (under any circumstances) have a right or is it ever permissible to remove documents or [...]

HIPAA, FERPA, and Student Health Records

As a result of confusion among health care professionals and school administrators throughout the country, the U.S. Department of [...]

HIPAA or No HIPAA – That Is the Question

For those of you who are sole practitioners or soon may become sole practitioners, are you a “covered entity” under HIPAA or not? Do [...]

HIPAA Examined By Congressional Committee

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, has held [...]

ABC’s of Avoiding Liability – H: HIPAA

What agency of government investigates patient complaints for a violation of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule? Is it a complete defense to such a [...]

Why Does Continuing Education Help With Risk Management?

In recent years, many states have required licensed nurses, sometimes including all levels of licensure, to complete continuing [...]

Patient Privacy, Confidentiality and Social Networking

As a nurse, you know the importance of a patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality. These rights are grounded in the law and in [...]