This webinar answers the basic questions:
- What power does the state have to use a HIPAA exception to confidentiality
- How does one comply with a request
- What records are obtained that apply to a civil or to a criminal investigation
- What pitfalls are there to noncompliance
This webinar goes over the many law enforcement exceptions where health care practitioners are faced with demands for a law enforcement or public purpose that overrides the strict confidentiality of HIPAA and a patient’s expected right to privacy.
Both criminal and civil public purposes for law enforcement exceptions exist that may burden the health care practitioner with requests that must be complied with.
Take a deeper look into how state licensure agencies go about their unique government investigations and obtain protected health information to further their own state-mandated, investigative purposes.
Why should you Attend:
While the basic provisions of privacy for protected health information are well known, exceptions abound for the various law enforcement purposes as applied to both the federal and state government and its law enforcement activities.
This can include criminal and civil investigations. Erase the uncertainty and doubt that exists when the health care practitioner is confronted with a police demand for information.
- What can you release?
- To whom? Do you have to notify the patient?
- Should you notify the patient?
- What must you document as a permitted disclosure when the police come calling?
Find out in this informative webinar that arms you with a fuller knowledge of the HIPAA privacy exceptions for law enforcement purposes.
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Who Will Benefit:
- The basics of HIPAA privacy
- The basics of HIPAA privacy exceptions with patient consent
- Exceptions to HIPAA privacy for law enforcement purposes for civil matters
- Exceptions to HIPAA privacy for law enforcement purposes for criminal matters
- How exceptions to HIPAA privacy are applied by law enforcement agencies, with an emphasis on state licensure boards and agencies
- How you may comply to a request for Protected Health Information when the patient is in trouble and law enforcement is involved
- How you may comply to a request for Protected Health Information when you are in trouble
- Case law from the courts regarding HIPAA privacy exceptions for law enforcement purposes
- Health Care Attorneys
- Corporate Compliance Officers in health care
- Medical Records Staff of medical offices and health care entities
- Hospital Attorneys
- Health Care Practitioners who are covered entities
- Law Enforcement Officers in health care compliance
- State Boards and Agencies with jurisdiction over state licenses to practice a health care profession