What Would You Do in This Situation?: Vignettes Exploring Bias and Cultural Sensitivity, Privacy Pitfalls with Technology, and Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform
Friday, May 3, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
6 ETHICS CE credits offered
Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 21045
This presentation will address the legal and ethical issues involved in a variety of emerging issues, such as:
1) whether counselors-in-training may refer gay and lesbian clients when they perceive a conflict with their religious beliefs (August State and Eastern Michigan lawsuits)
2) the privacy and security concerns in using technology (Smart Phones, computers, etc.) and new duties under HITECH regulations, which expand HIPAA obligations
3) concerns with record-keeping and changes to mental health practice that will likely emerge from the new health care reform statute and regulations
Ms. Wheeler will use a series of vignettes based on real-life examples to assist attendees in working through the complex legal and ethical issues presented.
1. Participate in small group discussions based on legal/ethical vignettes culled from de-identified real-life situations
2. Analyze legal and ethical issues based on the presenter’s decision-making model
3. Be able to apply new standards governing referral and counseling diverse clients (including those who are LGBTQ)
4. Recognize privacy issues involved with use of Smart Phones, computers and other technology and be able to apply them to their counseling practices
5. Incorporate suggestions re/ record-keeping into their counseling practices
About the Presenter:
Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, J.D. coordinates the risk management helpline for the American Counseling Association and operates a consultation plan for members of the American Psychiatric Association. Nancy presents seminars nationwide on health care malpractice, risk management, privacy and managed care. She represents physicians, counselors, mental health professionals and other health care clients on state and federal regulatory matters, and has had extensive experience in managed care contracting, licensure and health care privacy issues, including “HIPAA”. Nancy also serves as an affiliate faculty member of the Pastoral Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. Nancy is a graduate of the George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., 1980) and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Catholic University of America. She is the co-author of The Counselor & the Law (ACA, 2008 and 2012).