Licensing boards are appointed to protect consumers and have long had procedures that make a psychologist’s defense seem adversarial. Without records to support one’s narrative and good judgment, the chance of a negative outcome is substantial. This presentation addresses record keeping and access to records from a risk management perspective. In addition to exposure to licensing board action, it covers HIPAA record access rules, psychotherapy notes, and insurance audit issues.
- Identify record keeping requirements and how they apply in a variety of practice situations, including those with EMR systems, apply how to keep records in high risk situations and with high risk patients, and explain the elements of HIPAA psychotherapy notes and the kinds of privacy protection required in keeping them.