COVID-19 and the Coming Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States : HIPAA Privacy and Public Health Exceptions

Live Webinar

  • 90 minutes

Exceptions have always existed to the privacy laws regarding HIPAA and medical records in the health care professions.  In the face of a global pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, those public health exceptions move to the forefront of exceptions to HIPAA confidentiality. This webinar teaches what you need to know about public health exceptions we face with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Erase the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the application of HIPAA privacy exceptions for public health activities that transcend local, state, national, and even international governments. This new webinar covers the HIPAA privacy exceptions for public health activities in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This webinar will review the top ten frequently asked questions about public health exceptions with an overview of “dos and don’ts” and “cans and cannots” that the health care practitioner may have.

Join this session by expert speaker Mark R. Brengelman where he will discuss how are public health exceptions different from law enforcement purposes, the summary status of the disease, Healthcare practitioner’s perspective, basic HIPPA policies, about federal and state quarantine laws, privacy issues and more. Additionally, this webinar will give you a brief about HIPAA privacy for health care workers who work from home; what every employer needs in their work-from-home plans.

Session Highlights:

  • The basics of HIPAA privacy and exceptions for public health exceptions as differentiated from law enforcement exceptions

  • Current summary status of COVID-19 around the world and the United States

  • Overview of federal and state quarantine laws

  • Overview of specific laws governing the control of communicable diseases

  • HIPAA public health exceptions without patient consent or notification

  • Top 10 legal issues as applied to public health exceptions applicable to the COVID-19 coronavirus

  • Summary of a health care practitioner's perspective.

  • Bonus content – HIPAA privacy for health care workers who work from home; what every employer needs in their work-from-home plans.

Why You Should Attend: 

Health care practitioners in all medical professionals will be confronted with medical and legal issues involving the COVID-19 coronavirus. This new and updated webinar starts with the well-known basics of HIPAA privacy that should be routine for today’s medical practitioners. The rules are well-established and a part of modern medical education, training, and practice. But every rule has its exceptions. This webinar examines the practical and common questions from the perspective of the health care practitioner in the United States.

HIPAA privacy has many exceptions for law enforcement purposes, and those will be reviewed and summarized, but what about civil, preventative public health purposes?

How are public health exceptions different from law enforcement purposes?
If quarantine laws may be mandatory and restrict the liberty and freedom of U.S. citizens, how do the public health exceptions for HIPAA privacy fit that protect their health information when such persons are restricted from travel and confined to specified locations for an unknown and changing duration?

Who Should Attend :

  • Health Care Attorneys

  • Hospital Directors

  • Public Health Officials

  • Emergency Department Workers

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Corporate Compliance Officers in Health Care

  • Medical Records staff of Medical Offices and Health Care Entities

  • Hospital Attorneys

  • Health Care Practitioners who are Covered Entities

  • Law enforcement officers in health care compliance

  • State Boards and Agencies with Jurisdiction over State Licenses to Practice a Health Care Profession

  • Health care attorneys

  • Health care facility managers and directors

  • Public health directors

  • Government health regulators.

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

 ** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Mark  Brengelman

Mark Brengelman

Mark R Brengelman has worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in health care in a wide variety of contexts. He graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. In 1995, he became an assistant attorney general and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as general counsel and prosecuting attorney.

Mr. Brengelman is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over thirty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. These national and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

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