Updated for 2013 Requirements
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Understanding the 2013 Omnibus HIPAA Rule
NASW/Medelearn offers courses that provide an overview of the amended federal HIPAA regulations that went into effect as of 2013 for most healthcare entities, including many social workers. The basic courses will provide up to one (1) continuing education contact hour approved by the NASW CE Approval Program (check for specific requirements in your state). In addition, a comprehensive 6-course package includes updated content for basic and advanced HIPAA privacy and security courses. To preview a course or register as a student, visit www.medelearn.org/nasw.
REMINDER TO MEMBERS: You will need a valid NASW membership number at the time of registration in order to be eligible for the member rate. You can locate your membership number in multiple ways:
- Check your NASW membership card.
- Look at the number above your name on the mailing label of the NASW NEWS.
- Look at the number on the mailing label of your state chapter newsletter.
- View your membership profile online 24 hours a day, when you log on to the NASW web page as a member. If you are already logged on as a member you may need to log off and re-enter the site and check the box to “Update my Profile.”
- Call NASW Membership Services at 800-742-4089 (M â€“ F, 9 a.m. â€“ 9:00 p.m. ET).
- Contact NASW Membership Services by email at email@example.com (it may take up to two business days for your membership number to be sent via email).
Non-members may join NASW online now or may register for HIPAA courses at the non-member rate.
DISCLAIMER: The training provided through NASW and Medelearn has been reviewed by various experts. However, no guarantee is provided that the information is complete and accurate. No lawyer-client relationship is created between NASW, the NASW Legal Defense Fund or Medelearn and participants in the HIPAA e-learning program, nor does the information presented constitute legal advice. Attending or completing a workshop or course about the HIPAA requirements is highly recommended to increase social workers' knowledge about the regulations and to provide additional documentation of good faith compliance. However, social workers may also need to seek information about state law provisions that may be more protective of privacy than the HIPAA standards or that may afford clients greater access to their own health records. While the application of state laws is covered in a general way, no specific state's law is reviewed. Reference should be made to the state social work board or legal counsel experienced in health law in your state.