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← USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION COURSE MENU Government-Initiated Review In response to nationwide reports of abuse around the implementation of restraint and seclusion at residential treatment centers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced a report of criminal and civil cases and presented it to Congress in May 2009. This report researched all federal and …

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LESSON 1: Introduction to FERPA

What is FERPA? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy interests of students. FERPA is governed by the United States Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO). FERPA ensures parents and eligible students the right to access and amend their children’s education records, and gives them some control over the …

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LESSON 1: U.S. Department of Education Restraint and Seclusion Initiatives

Government-Initiated Review In response to nationwide reports of abuse around the implementation of restraint and seclusion at residential treatment centers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced a report of criminal and civil cases and presented it to Congress in May 2009.  This report researched all federal and state laws pertaining to the use of seclusion …

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LESSON 1: Introduction to HIPAA

NOTE: The terms patient and client are used interchangeably in this training.  “Patient” is the term used in the HIPAA law, but sometimes “client” is used here when examples of counselor applications are discussed. About HIPAA HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  It was enacted by the 104th United States Congress and …

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LESSON 1: ACA Compliance Programs

Affordable Care Act Provider Compliance Requirement The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), sometimes called “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare,” is a federal law signed by President Obama in March 2010. While implementation was been gradual, the law was fully enacted in January 2014. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all Medicare, Medicaid, …

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LESSON 2: HIPAA Privacy Rule

Privacy Rule Overview The Privacy Rule is the term used to describe the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.  These standards were issued by HHS to implement the requirement of HIPAA law. HIPAA law requires the Secretary of HHS to publicize standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information.  These …

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LESSON 2: Disclosure and Consent

Consent The parent or eligible student must provide a signed and dated written consent before an educational agency discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s educational records. The written consent must: specify the records that may be disclosed state the purpose of the disclosure identify the party or class of parties to whom the disclosure …

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