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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three points on a HIPAA compliance checklist to consider to make sure that you are in full compliance.
-Name three ways in which HIPAA guidelines affect psychiatrists.
-Name three concepts related to the client’s informed consent.
-Name three concepts that focus on the HIPAA guidelines related to minors.
-Name three risks in which ethical boundaries could be broken due to the sharing of HIPAA approved information on the internet.
-Name three changes in boundaries in regards to the disclosure of raw test data.
-Name three controversies created by HIPAA and its possible breach of privacy boundaries.
-Explain when is it appropriate to disclose confidential information without the consent of the individual.
-Explain how did HIPAA extend the requirement of privacy protection to entities that it was not authorized to regulate. 
-Name the six steps to Yennie’s HIPAA compliance plan. 
-Explain what is “data scrubbing”.
-Explain what should Mental Health Professionals be especially familiar with.
-Explain what are the type of research must adhere to relevant HIPAA regulations. 
-Explain how does HIPAA broadly define “personal health information” (PHI).
-Explain what are the conditions can a clinic deny access to a person’s personal health information. 
-Explain what is the second confidentiality problem under HIPAA. 
-Explain what is the challenge concerning healthcare organizations ensuring HIPAA compliance. 
-Explain how are psychotherapy notes treated differently than other medical records.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."