Disposition of Records and Records Retention for Medical Records including Electronic Records

This webinar covers basic perspectives and reviews models of state-mandated record-keeping laws in professional regulation with an emphasis on the health care professions, Attendees to this webinar will learn to identify and apply these differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security and disposition.

Instructor: Mark Brengelman
Date: Friday February 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

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Overview:

This webinar covers basic perspectives and reviews models of state-mandated record-keeping laws in professional regulation with an emphasis on the health care professions.

This course also covers the difference in government regulation and private requirements for record-keeping. While many people work in a health care setting, licensed professionals constitute a significant number- this includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory care therapists and others.

Each profession has differing requirements for record-keeping. Differing and even conflicting sources of requirements exist for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner.Special rules now exist regarding the confidentiality, security, retention and disposition of electronic medical records.

Differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security and disposition will be examined.

Government legal requirements for records content and retention are contrasted with private requirements, such as those required by private insurance companies for malpractice insurance for individual health care practitioners.

Finally, what happens to medical records when the health care practitioner leaves the practice or dies? An innovative and new concept in this webinar will show you how to set up a records retention and transfer for the safe and secure handling of patient medical records- either through a group practice or individual practitioner- when an individual health care practitioner leaves the practice, is injured or ill or dies.

Why should you Attend: Individual health care practitioners in private practice and medical records directors at health care facilities may be confused on how long to retain medical records in a complex health services environment with many different health care practitioners.

If or when a length of time is established, the practitioners and directors need to know whether and how to dispose of medical records. For example, does having digital records require records to be kept indefinitely or does it simply allow it? Even if you can keep a medical record indefinitely in an electronic format, is it wise to do so?

There are differing and conflicting sources of requirements for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner. Attendees will review special rules existing regarding the confidentiality, security, retention and disposition of electronic medical records.

Attendees to this webinar will learn to identify and apply these differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security and disposition.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Sources of legal requirements for medical records retention
  • Sources of contractual requirements for medical records retention
  • What information is mandated to be in a specific health care practitioner's medical record
  • Facility rules as applied to the individual health care practitioner
  • Electronic records confidentiality, retention and disposition
  • Professional wills and business succession plans for the health care practitioner to govern the retention of medical records
  • Reasons for creating and implementing a medical records policy for the health care practitioner's withdrawal from practice, incapacity or death

Who Will Benefit:
  • Office Managers at Medical Offices
  • Medical Directors at Health Care Facilities (Hospitals, etc.)
  • Directors of Medical Records Departments at Healthcare Facilities
  • Licensed Healthcare Practitioners in Private Practice
  • Health Care Law Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel in Health Care
  • Healthcare Administrators

Speaker Profile
Mark Brengelman became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney.

Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters.

Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014.

Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College with a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and 2014.

Since October 2013, Mark has practiced law with the firm of Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP, as partner - an established law firm tracing its history in Frankfort, Kentucky, over one hundred years.


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