Whether or not you plan on continuing to provide telementalhealth counseling, mental health professionals are required to maintain HIPAA compliance, including both the Privacy Rule (Protected Health Information) and Security Rule (HITECH).
In regards to HIPAA and HITECH requirements, Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards are presented in the training. Examples of paperwork used by Center for Counseling and Family Relationships (CCFAM) are given including: Privacy Practices, Business Associate Agreements, and Risk Assessments to meet HIPAA requirements. The training also includes examples of CCFAM’s Telemental Health Intake Paperwork, Telemental Health Informed Consent, Supervision Telemental Health Consent, and a Spanish version of our Telemental Health Intake Paperwork.
Dr. Johnson has been working in private practice since 1999. She is the owner of Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large group private practice, established in 2007. Her practice has 11 counselors, who are serving children, adults, couples, and families by providing services face to face and through telehealth. Dr. Johnson is also an approved supervisor for LPC-S, LMFT-S, and RPT-S. She utilizes face to face, telehealth, group, and individual sessions for her supervision.