Why You'll Love This Course

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, you can't "set it and forget it." Compliance is an ongoing effort to minimize risks related to the disclosure of protected health information. Taught by an expert in compliance solutions for health care, this course will help you ensure your privacy practices are current, compliant, and effective.

Course Description

Designed for individual and group practices that are already familiar with the process of initially becoming HIPAA compliant, this course focuses on implementing ongoing necessary security and privacy safeguards with robust internal policies and practices. Topics include confidentiality related to substance use, protecting client rights, breach notifications, when releases of information are necessary, and more.

1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two common clinical situations in which client releases of information are necessary to share information appropriately

  • Identify at least three factors in determining whether a formal breach notification is necessary in the event of a data loss

  • Identify at least three common clinical situations in which sharing client information is permitted by HIPAA without a client release of information

Course Outline

1. Introductions

2. Definitions

3. Three rules

4. Security risk analysis

5. Client rights

6. Annual review

7. HIPAA training

8. Logging complaints and responses

9. How to fix it

Included Resources:

  • Are you a Covered Entity?


Adam Bullian, JD

Adam Bullian is a Director at QIP solutions, a small business providing compliance solutions for healthcare organizations. He assists organizations across the country in the creation of HIPAA compliance programs that meet the specific needs of the organization. He has significant experience working with Business Associates and Covered Entities in privacy and security policy and procedure development, implementation, staff training, and review. He has been with QIP since 2013, and is a thought leader on healthcare privacy and security topics, as well as a frequent writer and presenter.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 67 minutes

Topic Area:

Law & Ethics

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: November 08, 2019 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

Click here to see our policies on attendance, refunds, grievances, and accessibility, and other frequently asked questions

Continuing Education Approvals:

This course is not part of our APA-approved continuing education program for psychologists at this time.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.

This course is not part of our continuing education program as an approved provider for the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work.