Digital Ethics In Practice Management and Promotion: A Heart-Centered Approach

Educational Objectives

  • Describe how to maintain a website that meets ethical and legal requirements and reasonably adheres to professional guidelines
  • Take necessary legal (e.g. HIPAA and others) and ethical precautions to use modern payment systems, including credit cards and online payments, in private practice
  • Discover how the clinician shows up on the Internet and determine what ethical risks lie in his/her presence there
  • Communicate with clients using electronic tools in a manner that is compliant with legal and ethical standards, including HIPAA
  • Professionally and ethically navigate advice and marketing pressures related to promoting a 21st-century private practice, including online reviews from clients
  • Describe the risks to confidentiality and potential clinician liability in maintaining a “paperless” office

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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