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Saturday, December 14th, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center – Dedham, MA
$75 for MPA Members - $100 for Non-Members - $35 for Student/Life Members
Sustaining Members can take 50% off!
PLEASE CALL 781-263-0080 ext 10 to REGISTER
This workshop will provide the basic development and elements of Health Insurance Portability Act as they impact the practice of psychology in Massachusetts. It will cover both the privacy rule, the security rule and the new changes that have been added by the federal stimulus bill and HiTech Act and codified in the “Final Rule” It will cover notice and informed consent requirements, data risk assessment, breach notification requirements, enforcement and risk, and, to the extent possible, how HIPAA impacts various means of digital communication between providers and with patients and other professional clients (to the extent that they can adequately be discussed by a digital alien). It will also cover psychotherapy notes and the “minimum necessary” rule and how that impacts requests for confidential information. The presenter would like to ask potential attendees for their questions and he will try to incorporate them into the presentation (but no promises). The presenter also will attempt to do the above with the minimum amount of attendee boredom.
Eric Harris is a lawyer and psychologist in Massachusetts whose primary activity is providing risk management training and consultations to psychologists insured by the APA Insurance Trust. In the almost 20 years that the program has operated, it has completed in excess of 48,000 individual consultations and has conducted 657 risk management workshops attended by over 47,000 psychologists. In addition, Dr. Harris is part time legal counsel to the Massachusetts Psychological Association where he was the Director of Professional Affairs for 10 years. He is currently a member of the APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Task Force. He was one of the authors of the APAIT/APAPO HIPAA for Psychologists product. He also was a faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and had a part time clinical practice for more than 15 years. He has served on APA’s Committee on Legal Issues and the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice. All opinions expressed in this workshop are those of the Dr. Harris and do not reflect the opinion of the APAIT, MPA or his dog, Delilah, who he is deeply devoted to.
The Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please note that according to APA policy you must attend this event in its entirety to receive credit. No partial credit will be granted, no exceptions. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administration fee for all cancellations made five (5) business days prior to event. No refund for cancellations made less than five (5) business days prior to event.