Date: 3/20/2019, 9:15 am—12:15 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Service providers working with system involved children, youth, and families are held to many local, state, and federal expectations. Among these expectations include adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy practices (including confidentiality), and mandated reporting. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of HIPAA, protected health information (PHI), confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements for service providers. Due to the ever changing nature of how we communicate with children, families, and other services this training will include how to ensure electronic communications adhere to the requirements as well. Mandated reporting will cover child and elder abuse reporting practices. This course has been customized for ABW staff and will also focus on internal agency aspects of HIPAA. Outside participants are welcome to attend.
**Participants can utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning by:
- Correctly following HIPAA guidelines presented in the course.
- Incorporating knowledge obtained in the course to determine when and how to report abuse.