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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

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Industry Specialist
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

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Launch date: 01 Feb 2018
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Last updated: 14 Sep 2020

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This course addresses some of the more frequently asked questions about when it is appropriate under the Privacy Rule for a health care provider to share the protected health information of a patient who is being treated for a mental health condition. In addition, relevant reminders about related issues, such as the heightened protections afforded to psychotherapy notes, a parent’s right to access protected health information, the applicability of Federal alcohol and drug abuse confidentiality, and the intersection of HIPAA and FERPA in a school setting will be discussed.

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal.


On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify instances when HIPAA permits health care providers to communicate with a patient’s family members, friends, or others involved in the patient’s care.

2. Discuss HIPAA guidelines concerning communication with family members when the patient is an adult and when it is permissible to communicate with the parent of a minor patient.

3. Evaluate when it is appropriate for health care providers to speak with family members, law enforcement, or others if the patient presents a serious and imminent threat of harm to self or others.

4. Clarify HIPAA provisions for enabling health care providers to listen to family members about their loved ones receiving mental health treatment and to discuss treatment adherence with them.
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Industry Specialist
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

Quantum Units Education began in 2005 with a vision: to be a company with a conscience. Quantum Units Education is not your ordinary CE provider. What this means is simple: we strive to give back. We are grateful for the opportunity we have been given to help others. We want to pay it forward in caring for the environment and our community - which includes each and every customer that crosses our path. We are all in relationship with each other and with our planet. Let us think bigger, take action that creates lasting change, be innovative with our use of green technologies, engage with like-minded partners and move responsibly in our global community.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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