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Arkansas Medical Records Law

Gain new insights in the latest changes to medical records law. Medical records law continues to evolve and the complexities of how your organization manages these sensitive records now will impact your legal liability later. The medical-legal implications of your medical records management practices are far reaching and potentially damaging to your organization. Proper records management strategy is only a small part of protecting your business from potentially damaging legal issues that will happen without understanding the full scope of what your responsibilities are as it pertains to HIPAA and patients’ rights. Not knowing does not protect your business from financial responsibility for damages. These reference materials will provide insights and examples of “what you must do” and “what you should never do” when handling this very sensitive subject matter. You Will Learn •What is a medical record and what it is not •Guidelines for proper communication of sensitive medical records information •Understand the role of medical records in litigation •Potential pitfalls related to the increasing use of electronic medical records
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Agenda

Medical Records Documentation Standards
— Victoria L. Bennett
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Common Sense Approach
  • Medical Record as a Legal Document
Children's Medical Records
— Victoria L. Bennett
  • Statutory Guidance
  • Family Law Issues
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Subpoenas, Authorizations and Court Orders
Disclosures Under HIPAA and State Law
— Emily Sneddon
  • Subpoenas
  • Reporting Adult Abuse
  • Addictive Disease Patients
  • Psychotherapy Notes
  • Components of a Valid HIPAA Authorization
Overview of Medical Records and the Role of Litigation for Attorneys
— Sarah Cullen
  • Stages of a Lawsuit
  • Disclosure Issues
Litigation and the Effects on Businesses and Employees
  • Information Production Requirements
  • Deposition of the Records Custodian
  • Information Preservation Requirements
  • Privileges
Current Issues to Be Wary of With the Advent of Electronic Medical Records
— Zachary T. Steadman
  • What's Included and What Stays Out
  • Timing of Entries
  • Organization of the Record for Litigation Purposes
Questions and Answers
— Sarah Cullen and Zachary T. Steadman
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Faculty

Sarah Cullen – Moderator

Munson, Rowlett, Moore & Boone Law

  • Managing partner of Munson, Rowlett, Moore, and Boone
  • Practices in areas of medical malpractice, employment and insurance defense
  • J.D. degree, University of Arkansas School of Law at Little Rock; B.A. degree, Lyon College
  • Can be contacted at 501-374-6535

Victoria Bennett

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Victoria L. Bennett

  • Director of risk management at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Responsibilities include insurance, risk management and legal activities
  • More than 30 years in health care including clinical laboratory, infection control, and for the past 14 years, risk management
  • Member of the American Society of Heath Care Risk Managers
  • J.D. degree, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law; B.S. degree in medical technology, Tennessee Technological University
  • Can be contacted at 501-364-4861 or [email protected]

Emily Sneddon

Mitchell, Blackstock, Ivers & Sneddon, PLLC

  • Member of Mitchell, Blackstock, Ivers & Sneddon, PLLC
  • Practices in areas of health care, employment and whistle-blower law
  • One of the editors and writers of the Arkansas Medical Society’s Legal Guide
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Arkansas School of Law at Little Rock; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Hendrix College
  • Can be contacted at 501-378-7870

Zachary T. Steadman

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

  • Attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
  • Represents health care organizations in a variety of civil litigation matters
  • Defends physicians, nurses, allied health professional and health care organizations against claims of malpractice and professional liability
  • Counsels hospitals and other health care providers regarding risk management policies and practices
  • Provided seminars and education to hospital employees regarding practices to reduce potential claims related to professional liability
  • Member of American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member of American Society of Health Care Risk Management
  • J.D. degree, University of Arkansas School of Law at Little Rock; B.A. degree, University of Arkansas
  • Can be contacted at 501-688-8892 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 389015
Published 2012
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