Why should you attend?
With the recent shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, the debate on the prevalence of mental health in public mass shootings has identified. Much Press coverage has focused on the failure of many entities to take effective action to prevent these deaths and serious injuries. Such practices face great potential liability both for reporting improperly (e.g., breach or confidentiality lawsuit) or for failing to report (e.g. lawsuit for wrongful death). And the decision whether to report is not an easy one.
Attendees will have a methodology to make those determinations, document them, and protect themselves from liability in such situations.
Besides learning all the points covered above, attendees will also receive a checklist to follow to document such incidents and their outcomes.
Description of the topic:
This webinar will give attendees the knowledge to evaluate whether and how to report that a client is a risk to himself or others without violating HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (regulating substance abuse treatment information) and other state and federal confidentiality laws. It will provide a methodology to do so, including a worksheet to fill out in such situations which will go a long way to ensuring a correct decision while at the same time minimizing any adverse legal consequences.
Areas to Cover:
Who should attend:
The following individuals and organizational representatives.
Duration: 90 Minutes
Physical CD-DVD of recorded session will be despatched after 72 hrs on completion of payment
Jonathan P. Tomes is a national HIPAA compliance consultant and attorney admitted in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma who practices in Kansas City, Kansas, and the greater Kansas City area. After he had retired from the U.S. Army as a JAGC officer, having been a military judge (which taught him how to read and interpret government regulations) and having spent several years as a military intelligence officer (which taught him about gathering and using information), he taught law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law before he opened his own private law practice. Mr. Tomes is President of EMR Legal, a national HIPAA compliance consulting firm. EMR Legal has consulted and trained over 1,000 HIPAA clients since 1998, ranging from Federal, State and County governments to large hospitals to small practices. Jon is currently working on an online HIPAA training video and an online HIPAA risk assessment.