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A HIPAA Primer and Guide for Legal Professionals

 

This course will guide legal professionals who work on medical cases to stay compliant with HIPAA laws and regulations.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be daunting to legal professionals who do not practice health care law regularly. Moreover, legal professionals may be covered or affected by HIPAA and not even know it. Since penalties for noncompliance are high and enforcement is on the rise, all legal professionals that handle health information need to understand when HIPAA applies and when it doesn't. When HIPAA does apply, legal professionals need to understand the various obligations to achieve compliance. This topic will discuss the history, scope, and enforcement of HIPAA. It will provide a plain language overview of the privacy, security, and Breach Notification Rules under HIPAA. The content will also cover business associate agreement drafting tips, professional ethics considerations, and compliance tips for legal professionals that are required to comply with applicable HIPAA provisions as business associates.

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Nathan A. Kottkamp

Nathan A. Kottkamp

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

  • Partner in Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP's Healthcare Department
  • Provides counsel on compliance with federal and state health care regulations and day-to-day operational issues
  • Earned the CIPP/US designation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and clients rely on his insight and experience with HIPAA and other data privacy and security matters
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer for cyber law in Virginia by Legal 500 U.S. and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Dedicates his time and experience to public health issues
  • Founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day, which educates and empowers both the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning
  • Member of the Advance Directives Task Force Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia Commission on Mental Health Law Reform
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; M.A. degree in bioethics, University of Pittsburgh; A.B. degree, with high honors, College of William and Mary
  • Can be contacted at 615-850-8865 or [email protected]
Beth Pitman

Beth Pitman

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

  • Partner in Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP's Healthcare Department
  • Advises and provides counsel to health care systems and providers and health care IT businesses in navigating health care privacy and cyber security regulations, other health care regulations and government reimbursement program matters
  • Experience includes the development and ongoing management of comprehensive HIPAA compliance programs, drafting and negotiating business associate agreements, developing internal policies and workforce training modules for patient privacy and data security, and providing advice, guidance and representation in investigations before government regulators related to data breaches
  • Provides advice to clients related to the frequent changes associated with the many federal health care payment programs
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board and advises a wide range of health care providers and businesses, including hospitals and health care systems, physicians, dentists, therapists, labs, provider management service businesses, outpatient services providers and HIT companies on HIPAA compliance, data security and technology licensing matters
  • Recognized as part of WomenInc. Magazine‚Äôs ost Influential Corporate Directors list
  • J.D. degree, University of Alabama School of Law; B.S. degree in accounting, University of Alabama
  • Can be contacted at 205-226-5704 or [email protected]
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