Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102178
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About the Course:
Finding the correct balance regarding patient safety, quality of health care, and privacy of health care information is a major challenge for health care practioners and institutions. While knowing about a patient’s history of mental illness and/or substance use is vital to proper care, disclosing such information carries significant risks. This course explores federal and state laws governing health information privacy as related to treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, focusing on privacy and information-sharing in the context of treatment. Recommendations are provided for reducing the risks of potential misuse of information and inappropriate disclosure, while simultaneously promoting patient safety and the quality of health care.
This course is based on the reading-based online, A Delicate Balance: Behavioral Health, Patient Privacy, and the Need to Know created by in 0.
California Healthcare Foundation
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about health care quality, behavioral health policy, patient safety, and health information privacy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the social and legal traditions of protecting health information.
Define and discuss HIPAA, FERPA, and the Privacy Rule as applicable to mental health professionals.
Discuss recommendations for mental health providers regarding the manual or electronic sharing of personal information related to treatment for mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
1 ce credit hour
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
1 credit hour
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1 credit hour
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