Digital Confidentiality According to Professional Ethics and HIPAA: A Heart-Centered Approach Level I

Educational Objectives

  • Determine what the clinician needs to do to achieve compliance with HIPAA Security and HITECH mandates around transmission technology.
  • Describe security standards like encryption and when we need them in clinical practice – legally, ethically and practically.
  • Assess popular communications technologies for ethical, clinical and practical appropriateness for use with clients.

Ethics/Legal Documents Cited

  • ACA Code of Ethics (2005)
  • APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002)
  • NASW Code of Ethics (2008)
  • HIPAA Administrative Simplification (2006)
  • NASW and ASWB Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice (2005)
  • NBCC Policy Regarding The Provision of Distance Professional Services (2012)
  • APA Guidelines For the Practice of Telepsychology (2013)

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