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Ethics, HIPAA & Mandated Reporting

Course Overview

Healthcare professionals are confronted with a range of ethical and regulatory issues in today's ever-changing practice environment. Doing what is right for the patient is often influenced and, at times, compromised by external factors including rules and regulations associated with third party payor systems and employer policies. When working for multiple companies, the challenge is compounded as application of policies and processes can vary between employers and work settings. Independent Contract Therapists and Therapists in Private Practice need to enter the workforce with a thorough understanding of these requirements and develop, adhere to and practice with an intrinsic set of standards that complies with State Practice Acts and Codes of Ethics established by their discipline's association.

CEUs Earned

1.0 CEUs

PT | OT | SLP | LMT

Course Format

Independent online learning

Course Curriculum

Introduction

Define the terms Morality, Ethics & Law and understand sources of moral and ethical obligations for rehabilitation professionals.

PISB/IPSBs

Understand the prevalence, the terms and effective management strategies of inappropriate patient sexual behaviors.

Mandated Reporting Requirements

Basic requirements and under what circumstances a therapist would need to report abuse or neglect of a vulnerable person.

HIPAA Privacy & Security

Privacy rules put to practice for therapists and HIPAA Security including HITECH recommendations that all therapists should follow to protect their device and systems from unauthorized access.

Course Exam

Final test to show off all you have learned and so that you can earn your Certificate for CEUs.