Client-Centered HIPAA Security and Technology in Mental Health

Educational Objectives

  • Communicate with clients using electronic tools in a manner that is compliant with legal and ethical standards, including HIPAA
  • Protect computers and mobile devices for ethical practice and HIPAA compliance
  • Use cloud services to improve client care, practice efficacy, and HIPAA compliance
  • Describe security standards like encryption and when we need them in clinical practice – legally, ethically and practically
  • Incorporate clinician and client behaviors around security/privacy into clinical practice
  • Conduct a HIPAA-compliant security risk analysis and create a security risk management plan

Ethics/Legal Documents Cited

  • AAMFT Code of Ethics (2012)
  • ACA Code of Ethics (2005)
  • APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002)
  • NASW Code of Ethics (2008)
  • NBCC Code of Ethics (2012)
  • HIPAA Administrative Simplification (2006)
  • HITECH Act (2009)
  • HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule (2013)

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