- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- LOIS A FENNER, R.N., M.S., ATTORNEY AT LAW
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
- Product Code:
- Establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect client’s privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
- Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
- Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Maryland with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
- Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
- Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
- Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Maryland.
Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records
HIPAA 101 – Federal Confidentiality Regulations
- When and to Whom Records Can Be Released
- Mandatory Disclosure Requirements
- Alcohol/Drug and AIDS/HIV Treatment Records
- Necessary Documentation
Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement
- What is HIPAA Today?
- How Do I Comply with the Regulations?
- What Are “Psychotherapy Notes”?
- When May I Release Records?
- How Much Paperwork Will This Be for My Office?
Balance the Rights of Minors & Parents
- Subpoenas: Types of Subpoenas; Duty to Respond; Time Limits
- Search Warrants & Court Orders
- Authority to Obtain Information
- Development of Policies and Procedures to Respond
Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments
- Minors’ Rights
- Age of Majority
- Access to Records
- Rights of Minors to Refuse/Consent to Medication and Treatment
- Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Treatment Issues for Minors
- Parental Rights
- Custodial and Divorce Factors
- Child Abuse Allegations
- Custodial vs. Non-Custodial Parent’s Rights to Records
Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues
- Reasons to Use a Voluntary Commitment or an Involuntary Commitment
- Grounds for an Involuntary Commitment: Dangerousness (as Defined by Statute)
- Mental Illness
Legal Liabilities of the Professional
- Consent Elements and Competency Issues
- Medication: Right to Refuse
- Restraints and Seclusion
- Individual’s Legal Rights
- Informed Consent
- Boundary Issues: Where the Lines Are Blurred
- Prescribing Practices
- Board of Health Professionals Investigation - Disciplinary Proceedings
- Duty to Warn Issues
- Professional Obligations and Standards
- Fraud & Abuse Issues
- Billing & Coding Errors
- Compliance with Contradictory Laws
LOIS A FENNER, R.N., M.S., ATTORNEY AT LAW
Lois Fenner, R.N., M.S., Attorney at Law, is an honor graduate of the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing, Undergraduate School of Nursing and University of Maryland Law School. She is an attorney admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, a Registered Nurse and a Certified Clinical Specialist. Ms. Fenner is a founding member of The American Nurse Attorneys Association, past president of the Monumental Bar Association, member of the Women’s Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Societies and the National Exchange Club. She has been recognized by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys with the Distinguished Women in Law Award; the Baltimore Marketing Association Harold Young Leadership Award, and the Baltimore County Diversity Award. Additionally, she is a three-time recipient of the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland award and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Attorney Fenner has been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journals Who’s Who in Law and was selected as one of the Super Lawyers twice. Her practice focuses on medical litigation and health care including medical malpractice, personal injury, accreditation, wrongful death, Professional Board and licensure issues. She is a recognized educator and lecturer throughout the country providing realistic and current information in dynamic presentations.
Financial: Lois A. Fenner is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lois A. Fenner has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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- Marriage & Family Therapists
- AODA Professionals
- Health Information Managers
- Medical Records Professionals
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