A HIPAA Update: HITECH Act, Data Breaches, Open Notes Act, and more

Paul Berman, Ph.D.
February 27th , 2023 12:00 pm - 3:20 pm

3 CE Credits

Online via Zoom

Intermediate- Psychologists who have experience in the content area or are familiar with the literature.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has changed significantly since it was signed into law in 1996: HIPAA incorporated the HITECH Act in 2013; data breaches were defined and redefined; Business Associate Agreements were revised; time requirements for responding to requests have been shortened; patients are allowed to inspect and copy their Protected Health Information (PHI) immediately following the appointment under certain circumstances; and, Safe Harbor Provisions were added, among other changes.

This workshop will focus on the primary requirements of the HIPAA Rules as amended by more recent Rules (HITECH Act, etc.). We will discuss HIPAA compliance requirements including annual self-audits, remediation plans, written policies and procedures, signed business associate agreements, and incident management.

 After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to 

  • Identify HIPAA's three Rules
  • Discuss the significant updates to HIPAA in the last ten years
  • Explain the minimum necessary rule
  • Describe HIPAA requirements regarding encryption
  • LIst the safe harbor provisions regarding PHI breaches



Paul C. Berman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Towson Maryland. Dr. Berman's private practice includes Parent Coordination, child forensic evaluations, fitness to parent evaluations, and custody evaluations. Since September 1993, Dr. Berman has worked part-time for the Maryland Psychological Association as Professional Affairs Officer. He serves as a liaison between psychologists, managed care/insurance companies, State agencies, and other professional associations. Dr. Berman has presented numerous workshops for MPA as well as at APA and other associations nationally.