Health Information Privacy Laws, Breach Reporting and Compliance Tips Detailed in Web Seminar
Web seminar May 16 from 10 to noon

CHA will hold a web seminar May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to explain the laws surrounding the privacy of health information and how to manage common, but complicated, situations encountered by hospital staff.

Privacy decision making is particularly problematic for hospital staff. Numerous federal and state laws must be considered before deciding on the proper course of action.Knowing the right questions to ask also is essential because the facts will lead staff to the correct law to follow.

The web seminar will explain laws impacting privacy of health information and which laws to follow depending on the circumstances. Participants will learn about common mistakes hospitals make and how to avoid them. Uses and disclosures of protected health information also will be discussed, including what and how information can be released, types of disclosures, and what to do in special situations with minors or adults lacking capacity.

Particular attention will be given to breaches, including when to report and to whom, and penalties that apply for failure to report. Compliance tips will be offered with practical takeaways, and case scenario challenges will round out the program.

This program is recommended for health information and privacy officers, compliance officers, risk managers, chief nursing officers and nurse managers, emergency department directors, admissions managers, and hospital legal counsel.

Faculty for the web seminar will be Lois Richardson, CHA vice president, privacy and legal publications/education, and Deborah Yano-Fong, RN, MSN, CHP, PAAPC, chief privacy officer for University of California, San Francisco, enterprise.
Tuition for the program is $185 for members and $275 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, go to