Date - Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfax — Hilton Garden Inn
CE Credits: 3
Price: $ 150
See Outline Below.
Ethical Issues with Electronic Technology:
Are Your Policies Clear Enough?
Presented by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.
What are the ethical and legal implications of using electronic technology in clinical work?
What are the necessary safeguards? What are implications for training clinical & non-clinical staff? What must we tell clients?
I. Does My Ethics Code Say Anything About This?
Using Electronic Equipment
Cellphones & Other Communications Devices
Storing Client Data Electronically
Transmitting Client Data to Others: FAX Machines
Communicating Electronically: Phone, E-Mail, Text
Providing Clinical Services Electronically
Submitting Third Party Reimbursement Claims
II. Does My Profession Have Recommendations About This?
III. Does My Electronic Technology Have Legal Implications?
Federal Law – HIPAA
Virginia Statutory Law & Regulations
IV. What Technology Safeguards Do I Have In Place?
V. Are My Clients Informed About the Risks?
VI. What Training Do I Provide About This in My Setting?
Non-Clinical Staff – Clerical Staff, Cleaning Staff, etc.
Business Associates – Billing/Answering Service, Others
Supervisees, Interns, Volunteers
Family or Friends With Access to My Electronics
VII. Are My Safeguards and Training Adequate?