Trap Doors in Electronic Data: Ethics & Legalities in PHI Security for the (Self Employed) Therapist (3 credits)


Self-Study- Do you keep any notes about clients on your computer? Avoid fines…3 Credits

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Presented by  Stephan Betz PhD, MT-BC


Course Description
Regulations for keeping and exchanging health records changed under the Affordable Care Act and HITECH Act.  This course establishes a crosswalk between the CBMT Domain Areas for Ethics and the new laws and regulations. Learn to safeguard yourself from huge fines!

Using videos, a security checklist and a policy template, you will be introduced to the new requirements and receive tools for security measures.

Learn the importance of legal health records, following up on data theft and data breaches, safeguarding data against theft and implementing appropriate policies that establish the roles and responsibilities of Privacy and Information Security Officers.

 Class consists of one hour of viewing videos, one hour assignment between sessions and a one half hour personal phone call with the facilitator to write a customized privacy and security policy for your private practice .  

Learning Objectives
  • Establish a crosswalk between the CBMT Domain Areas for Ethics and new federal regulations established under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requiring the exchange of electronic data.
  • Evaluate the music therapist’s current practice and data security using a checklist
  • Establish a HIPAA and HITECH compliant data privacy and security policy



CBMT Domain Areas:

IV. B.    Professional    Responsibilities

4. Conduct information sharing sessions, such as in-service workshops, for professionals and/or the community.

5. Communicate with colleagues regarding professional issues.

6. Work within a facility’s organizational structure, policies, and procedures.

7. Maintain client confidentiality within HIPAA privacy rules;

9 Adhere to the CBMT Code of Professional Practice.

10. Fulfill legal responsibilities associated with professional role.  (e.g., mandated reporting, release of information).

13. Engage in business management tasks (e.g., marketing, payroll, contracts, taxes, insurance).

17. Serve as a representative, spokesperson, ambassador, or advocate for the profession of music therapy.




Trap Doors in Electronic Data: Ethics and Legalities in PHI Security for the (Self Employed) Therapist   is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs -Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. . The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.