When it comes to privacy and confidentiality, how well do our legal requirements (Virginia state laws and regulations, or federal HIPAA regulations) fit together with the Ethical Standards of our own profession? How can we integrate these overlapping requirements? If they impose conflicting obligations, what do our Ethics Codes say about how we can resolve the ethical/legal conflict? NOTE: This workshop is not designed to serve as a substitute for formal HIPAA training.
I. Relationship Between Ethics and Laws
II. Relationship Between/Among Types of Laws
A. Virginia Regulatory Law
Licensing Board Practice Standards
State Agency Regulations
B. Virginia Statutory Law
Statutes Protecting Confidentiality of Records
Statutes Limiting Confidentiality of Records
C. Federal Regulatory Law
D. Federal Statutory Law
A. According to Ethics Codes
B. According to Virginia Law
C. According to HIPAA
IV. Ethical Model For Integrating Ethics Codes, Va. Law, & HIPAA
*NOTE: This workshop is designed to help clinicians integrate Ethical Standards, Virginia Laws, and HIPAA in those areas where their requirements overlap. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for formal HIPAA training.