Free Resources from PCT
Using The Resources
All the free downloadable resources are listed below. Please be aware that none of these documents represent a replacement for legal consultation and are not given as consultation of any kind. It is your responsibility to use them appropriately and to know when they are not appropriate for your practice or for any of your clients.
All of them require some study to use properly. I have tried to provide some guidance for the use of each document. Once again, however, that is not a replacement for legal advice or consultation. Enjoy in good health!
— Roy Huggins
General Forms For All Practitioners
Request for Non-Secure Communication Form (Email, Texting, etc.)
- Clients Have the Right to Receive Unencrypted Emails (and Texts) Under HIPAA
- Even Though They Have a Right Under HIPAA To Unencrypted Emails: A Case For Only Using Secure Email and Texting With Clients
There are nuances to using this, and those nuances are more deeply covered in our online CE courses here: Digital Confidentiality Course Series. We strongly recommend researching and learning about the issues surrounding use of email and texting before using these media with clients.
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Sample Telemental Health Session Documentation Form
Sample Electronic Records Disclosure
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Sample Communications Policy
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Email and Texting Risk Questionnaire
This document is meant to assist therapists in discussing the risks of email and texting so that the client can make an informed decision about accepting, not accepting, or reducing the risks of these popular communications media.
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Electronic Payment Communications Disclosure
This document was designed to help provide language and wording for informing clients about the automatic receipts that often get sent when clients use services like Square and PayPal to pay their bills. For more info, see “Use Square, Be HIPAA Compliant! Ethics, HIPAA… and What About PayPal?“
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