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I heard there were a bunch more questions that the moderators answered privately. Can I see their answers to other people’s questions?
Yep! Brian gathered together an omnibus of the questions people asked along with his answers. Roy has added in some notes where appropriate.
Q: When are these office hours sessions?
A: To see upcoming office hours sessions, go here: https://
Q: Joe mentioned website. Does it matter if its created in WordPress or something else as long as it’s mobile friendly?
A: No, it doesn’t matter.
Q: Can they text a number and have it convert to email? We are working off a landline…
A: I am fairly certain there should be a service out there to do it. However, converting a text to an email brings in added HIPAA and security concerns. Be sure to find a service that is familiar with working for health care pros and can provide a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement.
Q: What is that Chrome feature that lets you see what the site will look like on mobile?
A: In Chrome: Menu in top right->More tools->Developer tools->then click on a little rectangular smart phone item near the top left of the column that just opened.
Q: I use Line2, as opposed to Google Voice, for phone and text. Do you know if they do the Business Associates Agreement?
A: I don’t know off the top of my head. Too many services out there to keep track of all of them! Roy says: Line2 doesn’t do HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, so they’d be a nogo.
Q: Are there any texting programs or phone companies that you can use once someone is a client?
A: “Standard” telephone service is preferable for this situation. So things like Verizon/Sprint/Comcast are likely fine, but Google Voice is a no. Roy says: there are nuances to using any kind of texting with clients. See this article and our Level I CE training.
Q: I read that HIPPA applies mostly to those clinicians who work with insurance companies.
A: HIPAA compliance is required if you take insurance. The full answer is a little more nuanced than that, and Roy has answered it quite well here! – https://personcenteredtech.
Q: Here’s a big vote for the onlione digital security couse[Shulamit]
A: Thanks Shulamit! The URL for the courses Roy just mentioned is: https://
Q: Can you share your Risk disclaimer?
A: That is available for free on personcenteredtech.com to newsletter subscribers. (The newsletter is also free!)
Q: Would something like Grasshopper virtual phone system be a problem with HIPPA?
A: I don’t know about that product in particular, but anything like that is probably an issue without a BAA. Roy says: Grasshopper doesn’t do HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, so they’d be a nogo.
Q: Why is a secure contact form needed if initial contact is exempt from HIPAA.
A: Short answer: Because potential clients may dump a bunch of very person stuff regardless of telling them not to right on the form. Roy says: the exemption is technical, and HIPAA is not the body of rules and standards that applies in this situation. Ethics apply, as well.
Q: Do you have to specifically ask for a Business Assoc. Agreement?
A: Depends on the company. Sometimes they have one for you to download, sometimes have to ask.
Q: If I inform clients of risks to texting and email in my informed consent, signed off on by them, I am HIPAA compliant, right?
A: HIPAA compliant: yes. Compliant with your code of ethics: Maybe. Lots of variation about “informed” vs. “urged to exercise caution” vs. etc. Roy says: there are nuances to using any kind of non-secure communication (e.g. email or texting) with clients. See this article and our Level I CE training.
Q: I use http://www.scheduleonce.
A: If they are only able to do scheduling stuff and a bare minimum of contact info (there is no option for them to spill personal details), it’s probably ok. Roy says: probably ok so long as it’s only the initial appointment. Also, may not be ethical for ACA members. Generally, you want your scheduling service to provide a Business Associate Agreement.
Q: can you repeat that? google voice not ok to use?
A: Correct, Google Voice is not good for HIPAA compliance. Roy says: Yep. No Business Associate Agreement.
Q: if a client asks “can I leave a review for you” can you say yes? tell them where?
A: We generally recommend that you say “Please don’t, because x/y/z (not because I don’t like you)” in that situation. Roy says: I agree with Brian on this one. Best to discourage.
Q: What does CTR mean?
Q: This is slightly tangental: do you recommend have a separate login for work FB from your personal one?
A: Yes. Roy says: ACA Code of Ethics and NASW/ASWB guidelines also explicitly require you to keep business and personal social media presences separate.
Q: How do you look at your site via google chrome like you’re doing, roy?
A: There are a couple ways to do that. One of them is a plugin – https://chrome.google.com/
Q: why do you have to DISSUADE them from leaving a review?
A: We have an article that I think will help answer that question: https://
Q: is the price of Joe’s service in ADDITION to the cost of the clicks?
A: Yes. You’ll pay Google a fee per click based on how you set it up.