1 CE credit hour on Email for Healthcare. On demand Self Study Course

Email in Mental Health Practice: Legal-Ethical, Clinical and Risk Management Issues

Join Roy Huggins, LPC NCC and Liath Dalton for a detailed overview of what mental health professionals need to know about email and the HIPAA Security Rule.

cosponsored by Hushmail for Healthcare

1 legal ethical CE credit hour

On-Demand Self Study

CE Credit Hours

How does email fit into legal and ethical standards?

In a world where email is ubiquitous, special care needs to be taken to ensure that messages are exchanged, and documented safely, that security measures are in place, and that you have strategies for managing boundaries in our always-on world. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by Hushmail for Healthcare. See our Partnership Policy to see how Person Centered Tech selects co-sponsors to collaborate with.

 

Select the right tech

Choose email types that support HIPAA compliance and ethical decision making

Strategies for boundaries

Manage ethical and effective boundaries around mobile, textual communication with clients

Documentation requirements

Document messages exchanged with clients securely, legally, and ethically

Course Details

1 legal ethical CE credit hour. Self Study

Title: Email in Mental Health Practice: Legal-Ethical, Clinical and Risk Management Issues

Authors/Presenters Roy Huggins, LPC NCC; Liath Dalton
CE Length:  1 hour
Legal-Ethical CE Hours: 1 hour

Educational Objectives:

– Choose email types that support HIPAA compliance and ethical decision making

– Manage ethical and effective boundaries around mobile, textual communication with clients

– Document messages exchanged with clients securely, legally, and ethically

Syllabus:

  • How does email fit into legal and ethical standards?
  • 3 Kinds of Email Security
    • How do they differ?
    • Which do I use in what situations?
  • How to email with clients
    • Using Communications Policies effectively
    • Managing boundaries in an always-on world
  • Emails and the health record
    • How do emails fit into client health records?
    • How to document emails (and what emails to document)

 

So, thank you for making HIPAA as fun as it can be!! Keep it up! I am thankful to have found PCT early in my practice and I am glad you guys are in my life :)

Jessica Hudson, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Meet Our Presenters

Presented by Roy Huggins LPC, NCC with Liath Dalton 

Roy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security, and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards, and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair.

He really likes this stuff.

Liath Dalton is PCT’s deputy director and a co-owner. Liath is especially passionate about helping therapists be resourced and supported in navigating the security compliance process and identifying the solutions and processes that meet the particular needs of their practices. Liath’s consultation area of expertise is focused on selecting the right combination of services and tech that not only meet the legal-ethical needs of mental health practices, but also the functionality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness needs as well.

Program Notices

References

  • American Counseling Association. (2014). Code of Ethics . Alexandria, VA: Author.
  • American Psychological Association. (2010). American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct . Washington, DC: Author.
  • National Association of Social Workers. (2017). Code of Ethics . Washington, DC: Author.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors. (2016). Code of Ethics . Greensboro, NC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2006). HIPAA Administrative Simplification . Washington, DC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2013). HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule . Washington, DC: Author.

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: The contents of this program are based on publications and reports from the federal Department of Health and Human Services; consultation with experts on HIPAA Security standards and their implementation; and personal study from the program developers. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about applications to technology are according to presenter’s understanding of the technology at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every technology type or product. This program discusses strategies for complying with HIPAA and covered ethics codes. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in security problems, data breaches, or non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Commercial Support: This presentation is co-sponsored by Hushmail for Healthcare. See our Partnership Policy to see how Person Centered Tech selects co-sponsors to collaborate with.

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