HITECH for Health Care Attorneys - 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
- Location -
State Bar Center
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
LIVE WEBCAST OPTION AVAILABLE!
The webcast option is MCLE-accredited for all New York
Attorneys except those admitted less than 24 months.
This unique two-hour program will
provide health law attorneys with both a practical approach to the
HITECH Act provisions and Security Breach provisions of HIPAA, as well
as an exploration of the ethical issues confronted by the lawyer as a
“Business Associate” under those statutory provisions.
Learn the nuts and bolts of the “Business Associate”
agreement, while also gaining an in-depth understanding of the ethical
issues arising in this evolving area of a lawyer’s representation
of health care providers.
Program Co-Chairs: Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Esq. Ruffo Tabora Mainello
& McKay, P.C., Albany and Alyssa M. Barreiro, Esq. Levene, Gouldin
& Thompson, LLP, Binghamton
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Introduction and
Overview: The Law Firm as "Business Associate" under HIPAA
- Alyssa M. Barreiro, Esq. Levene Gouldin & Thompson (Program
1:05 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. HITECH and Security
Breach Provisions for Business Associates
- To Whom Does HIPAA/HITECH Apply?
- Types of Information Covered under HIPAA
- Obligations of Business Associates
- Overview of the Breach Notification Rule
Steps Taken to Analyze Whether a Breach Has Occurred
- Breach Reporting Requirements
- Current Enforcement and Audit Trends
- Bethany Trachtenberg, Esq. and Amy L. Goerss, Esq. Hodgson
1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Law Firm Information
and Security Policies
- General Standards
- Types of Security
- Sample Written Policies
- Documentation of Policies
- Stacey Gulick, Esq. Garfunkel Wild P.C.
2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Introduction of Ethics
- Raul Tabora, Esq. Ruffo Tabora Mainello & McKay, P.C. (Program
2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ethics Issues in the
HITECH/HIPAA "Business Associate" Environment
- Negotiating the Business Associate Agreement between Firm and
- Breach? Ethical Issues in Reporting and Investigation
- Questions & Answers
- Decanda M. Faulk, RN,
Esq., Faulk & Associates, LLC.
Philip C. Johnson, Esq. Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
3:00 p.m. Adjournment
This program carries 2.0 MCLE credits (1.0 in Areas of Professional
Practice and 1.0 in Ethics)
New this Fall: All program materials will be
distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing
attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you
to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in
your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees
at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking
notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted
prior to printing. Traditional printed course books may be ordered at
the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent
to the program date.
(FROM NORTH: 87 South to I-90 East (toward Boston), then 787 South to
downtown Albany (Clinton Ave exit). Turn left at first light (Broadway),
right at State Street and right at Lodge Street. Park at Crowne Plaza
Hotel Parking Garage and walk up Pine Street. Turn right onto Eagle
Street and continue to corner of Elk and Eagle Streets. State Bar Center
is directly across the street.FROM SOUTH: NYS Exit 23 to 787. Exit Rt. 9
North and Rt 20 West, bear right. Turn left at light, right onto
Broadway, left onto State Street and right at Lodge Street, where you
may park at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Parking Garage. Follow walking
directions above.FROM WEST: NYS Thruway Exit 24 to I-90 East (toward
Boston). Take 787 South to downtown Albany (Clinton Avenue exit) and
follow parking/walking directions above.FROM EAST: I-90 West to 787
South to downtown Albany (Clinton Avenue) and follow parking/walking
The last day to pre-register online was December 6, 2012.
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