HIPAA Security Rule: Breach Notification is Not an Option, Learn What Is Needed

Presenters: Carol L. Patrick, PhD & Bobbie Celeste, PhD, OPA Director of Professional Affairs
Credit: 1 Ethics CE (after successful completion of webinar quiz)
Cost: OPA Member: $25 | Nonmember:$40


No one plans to lose a laptop, flash drive, or other electronic device. No matter how carefully confidential PHI is stored, mistakes and mishaps which breach confidentiality happen. This webinar with summarize the critical aspects of the HIPAA Security Rules which relate to Breach Notification. The reasons for reporting a breach will be outlined. The presentation will focus on the steps which must be taken to appropriately notify clients and the Department of Health and Human Services of the real or potential unauthorized access of Protected Health Information. Finally, information will be presented on how to safeguard the Protected Health Information of clients.


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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the basic requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule.
  2. Provide detailed information on the steps which need to be taken to notify affected clients and the Department of Health and Human Services of unauthorized access to PHI.
  3. Identify safeguards to protect PHI.

About the Presenters

Carol Patrick, PhD, has been in private practice in Lima, Ohio twenty-five years. She completed her doctoral training at Purdue University in Developmental Psychology. She obtained certification in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University. Her clinical private practice focusses on children, adolescents and family therapy. She regularly completes custody evaluations and testifies in court, advocating for children in divorce and custody situations.

Bobbie Celeste, PhD, is the Director of Professional Affairs for the Ohio Psychological Association, where she advocates for psychologists and consumers at the statehouse and on Capitol Hill. Answering questions on insurance, state and federal regulations, and psychology practice changes keeps her busy and up-to-date on what psychologists need. One of her favorite activities is involving graduate students and early career psychologists in the public policy process through OPA’s Legislative Day. In her private practice, she helps adults find their life path. She is a member of COPA and APA and assists with the foster youth program, A Home Within.

The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ohio Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and the content presented.


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