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Medical Records Law

Don’t be caught off guard. You could be breaching the confidentiality of patients without even realizing it! Get surefire techniques for avoiding complaints, penalties and even lawsuits – learn to tackle even the toughest medical records dilemmas. In today’s changing legal landscape, staying current is crucial to avoid costly fines and time-consuming legal battles. Purchase these reference materials and gain critical information on confidentiality, disclosure, documentation requirements and HIPAA issues you face every day. Order now – don’t miss this opportunity to get up to date on the latest regulations and compliance strategies from the foremost experts in your area. Benefits for You •Get a hassle-free approach to avoiding litigation and penalties for privacy violations •Steer clear of fines … find out what you must know about provider confidentiality obligations •Resolve conflicts between HIPAA and state law – take the guesswork out of deciding which one to follow •Learn need-to-know information on privacy and data security enforcement – stay audit-ready •Stay up-to-date on recent developments
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This seminar will be presented by Mary J. Kennedy, Esq., J. Michael Scully, Esq., and Vanessa L. Smith, Esq.
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Medical Records – General Principles
  • What Is a Medical Record?
  • Who Owns the Medical Record?
  • Retention Requirements
  • Allowable Fees for Copying Medical Records
  • Access to Medical Records
  • Electronic Medical Records
Confidentiality of Medical Records
  • Duty of Confidentiality – Traditional Bases
  • Patient Rights
  • Confidentiality Issues Concerning Minors
Confidentiality of Special Medical Records
  • Statutory Privileges
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Genetic Information
Overview of HIPAA Privacy Regulations
  • Administrative Requirements and Individual Rights
  • Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures
  • Disclosures for Which Authorization Is Required
  • Elements of HIPAA-Compliant Authorizations
  • HIPAA and State Law Recent Developments
Liability and Enforcement Issues
  • Liability for Breaches of Confidentiality
  • Sanctions Under State Law
  • HIPAA Enforcement
  • Recent Developments
Disclosures to Government and Law Enforcement
  • Reports Mandated by Statutes and Regulations
  • Requests From Law Enforcement
  • Search Warrants
  • Duty to Warn
  • Special Issues of Concern to Mental Health Professionals
Use of Medical Information in Legal Proceedings
  • Overview
  • Certification of Records
  • Safeguarding Confidentiality
  • Special Issues Concerning Payment Documentation
Responding to Requests for Patient Information
  • Responding to Subpoenas
  • Responding to Court Orders
  • Bishop/Fuller Protocol for Disclosures in Criminal Cases
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This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Vanessa L. Smith, Esq.

Vanessa L. Smith, Esq. – Moderator

Bulkley Richardson and Gelinas, LLP

  • Partner with Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
  • Practices in the firm’s Health Law Practice Group; Schools, Colleges and Universities Practice Group; and Litigation/ADR Department
  • Medical staff expertise includes corrective action, fair hearing, and appellate review processes
  • Member of American Health Lawyers Association
  • Frequent presenter on patient confidentiality and medical peer review issues
  • Former adjunct professor in the legal studies department at Bay Path College
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Wells College
  • Can be contacted at 413-272-6213 or [email protected]
Mary J. Kennedy, Esq.

Mary J. Kennedy, Esq.

Bulkley Richardson and Gelinas, LLP

Mary Jo Kennedy, Esq.

  • Partner with Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
  • Practices in the firm’s Litigation/ADR Department and concentrates on employment law
  • Coordinator of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group
  • Advises employers on personnel issues, drafts personnel policies, and conducts seminars on sexual harassment in the workplace, employment practices in hiring and termination, and FMLA
  • Expertise includes Massachusetts data breach laws and data security
  • J.D. degree, Northeastern University School of Law; B.A. degree, Mount Holyoke College
  • Can be contacted at 413-272-6242 or [email protected]
J. Michael Scully, Esq.

J. Michael Scully, Esq.

Bulkley Richardson and Gelinas, LLP

  • Partner with Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
  • Practices in the firm’s Litigation/ADR Department; Health Law Practice Group; and Schools, Colleges and Universities Practice Group
  • Successfully handles matters involving hospital and physician staffing, hospital billing and collection practices, health insurance regulation, and subpoenas for medical records
  • Focuses on health law and commercial and other civil litigation
  • Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Health Law Section
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Western New England College School of Law, Western New England Law Review; B.A. degree, College of the Holy Cross
  • Can be contacted at 413-272-6233 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 369758
Published 2011
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