Discussion on Federal “Open Notes Rule”

Federal “Open Notes Rule”, Active Next Week

Explained by Eric Ström, JD PhD LMHC and Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

In this short presentation, Eric Strom, JD PhD LMHC and Roy Huggins, LPC NCC will present the facts of the rule and help their colleagues decide what to do in response to it. They will also put it into the larger context of clients’ rights to access their records so that attendees can prepare for both the present and the future of client access rights for mental health records.

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Group Practice Office Hours (GOH) is the weekly open-office live (and recorded) consultation event where you can get personalized support for your practice questions from industry experts.

Chat with PCT Experts including Roy Huggins, NCC LPC, and Liath Dalton plus gain support from therapist lawyer Eric Strom JD PhD LMHC.

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Meet Our Presenters

Presented by Roy Huggins LPC, NCC with Eric Ström JD PhD LMHC 

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.

Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to other clinicians. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Eric has taught a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.

Eric earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan.

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