Buffalo Training Details

Confidentiality: HIPAA, State Law and Good Practice to Protect your Liability and Minimize Risk

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Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Maple Rds., Amherst, NY
Hours: 3.0
CEUs: 3.0
Cost: $55.00
Lunch Included: No

Presenter

Katie L. Kestel Martin

Degrees:
Esq, MSW

Bio:
Katie L. Kestel Martin, Esq., MSW, attended SUNY at Buffalo for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology, Master of Social Work, and Juris Doctor. She has worked in psychological research at SUNY at Buffalo as well as interned with the Mental Hygiene Legal Services Buffalo office, Erie County Family Court, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary/Family Solutions Center in Cheektowaga, NY. She has canvassed with NYPRIG, served in AmeriCorps Opportunity Corps at the Western New York Law Center and serves as an attorney in the Legal Services and Advocacy Department of the Mental Health Association of Erie County. She currently practices in matrimonial law, social security disability, and other civil matters at Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott and Sugarman, LLP. She also volunteers with the American Cancer Society as a Legislative Ambassador, Congressional District Lead, and Vice State Lead for the Cancer Action Network. She currently serves on the local chapter Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society. In her spare time, she facilitates a blog for helping professionals at www.dreamactinspire.com.

Description

HIPAA laws are often confusing and anxiety provoking. Katie will relieve these stressors by making sure you stay HIPAA compliant and minimize your liability risks. As a clinician, you are responsible for walking a fine line of providing the correct amount and type of details of your clients determined by consent forms and the law. Katie will provide a detailed overview of the law including why it was created and what it means for you in practice. She will cover HIPAA privacy rules as well as state related statutes including those under the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the Office of Alcohol and Substance Use Services (OASAS). Proper de-identification of client information is imperative. You will learn to distinguish how confidentiality differs when communicating with collaterals, professionals and other clients.

As technology advances so does the desire for its use by professionals and clients alike. Katie will discuss the current laws and protections required in electronic communication through email, texting, social media and telemental health. Through a variety of case examples, you will have the opportunity to explore ethical questions and grey areas and formulate plans on how to manage these situations.

Learning Objectives:
• Define HIPAA Laws that guide confidentiality practices for mental health and substance use clients;
• Differentiate how to de-identify clients and communicate with various parties (professionals, collaterals and other clients);
• Integrate into practice a plan for how to manage ethical questions and grey areas.

Research: This training topic does not focus on research in practice. For information on the current HIPAA regulations please see: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/index.html. Information regarding the additional restrictions for substance use client privacy can be found on SAMSHA’s website: https://www.samhsa.gov/laws-regulations-guidelines/medical-records-privacy-confidentiality.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals

Content level: Beginning and Intermediate

CEUs:
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: 3 hours approved. CPP & CPS Initial Hours: Section 3; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is beginning and intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.