Mark worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in a wide variety of contexts who are professionally licensed. Mark became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney. Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter of over thirty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. National and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.
Learn to identify and apply differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice, and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security, and disposition. In addition to these clinical requirements of a specific profession, additional state laws set forth the content and retention of other t..
E-Mailing, Texting, and the Use of Personal Devices by Health Care Professionals – HIPAA and Privacy Myths vs Reality
This informative webinar begins with the most basic of questions: Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit health care providers to use e-mail to discuss health issues and treatment with their patients?Find out the answer and examine how the privacy rules of HIPAA allow covered entities and health care providers to communicate electronically, such as through e-mail or texting, with their patients and with other h..
Each year, healthcare organizations are finding that cell phones are more essential than ever before for maximizing employee efficiency and patient connectedness. Join our live webinar to understand how you and your organization can employ cell phones for increased efficiency without leaving your team exposed to legal risk. In this webinar, we willDiscuss the OCR increase in HIPAA enforcementReview the ways..
This webinar provides an overview of core privacy requirements of HIPAA. Then, the subject moves to the social media activities of healthcare practitioners. This webinar provides a brief summary of those basic HIPAA privacy protections then goes into detail on the many ways a health care provider may run afoul of the privacy exceptions via the use of social media. This may occur both when a healthcare pract..
This webinar will cover the following benefits and applications of this material with the start of detailed speaker information to integrate education, training, and experience with detailed course objectives and disclaimers.The webinar will then start with an overview of the core privacy requirements of HIPAA, the basics of which should be well-known and practiced by all health care practitioners. Then, th..
HIPAA and the Administrative Subpoena – How HIPAA Does or Doesn't Protect you When the Government comes Calling for your Patient Records and you are in Trouble
This webinar reviews core privacy requirements of HIPAA then covers in detail the ways state licensure boards and agencies use the authority of state law to cover HIPAA exceptions and gain access to your patient records. This webinar shows how state agencies use state law in concert with HIPAA exceptions to conduct government-lead investigations. These exceptions can also be used by federal agencies in the ..
This webinar provides an overview of core privacy requirements of HIPAA, the basics of which should be well-known and practiced by all health care practitioners. These provisions cover office staff and others. Then, the subject moves to patient privacy in a digital age, with a review of social media activities of health care practitioners and employees.This webinar thus provides a brief summary of those bas..
HIPAA Privacy and Public Health Exceptions: COVID-19 and the Coming Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States
This new and cutting edge webinar starts with the well-known basics of HIPAA privacy that should be routine for today’s medical practitioners. The rules are well-established and a part of modern medical education, training, and practice. While the basic provisions of privacy for protected health information are well known, their application for public health exceptions in today’s world is to be examined.&nb..
While the basics of HIPAA privacy are well known, and while health care practitioners know how to maintain privacy and to keep the information confidential, fear exists in not knowing the many exceptions enjoyed by law enforcement as used for government or public purposes. These exceptions not only allow but require a health care practitioner to release information. Uncertainty exists when faced with a high..
How Long Should I Keep My Patients’ Medical Records? Disposition of Records and Records Retention for Medical Records, Including Electronic Records
This webinar covers basic perspectives and reviews models of state-mandated record-keeping laws in professional regulation with an emphasis on the health care professions. This course also covers the difference in government regulation and private requirements for record-keeping. While many people work in a health care setting, licensed professionals constitute a significant number – this includes phys..
This webinar is an informative trip into the world of sexual misconduct in the various mental health professions. Learn the most common, strict laws that apply to protect the patient, the staff of the therapist, and sometimes even the therapists themselves from sexual misconduct. Examine case law from the courts where state licensure boards have sanctioned the therapist for crossing that sacred line between..
Learn the general steps a state government agency undertakes to conduct investigations into misconduct in health care practice with a focus on undercover investigations of various health care practitioners. Cover the differences between civil and criminal investigations with the differing goals of each, and understand how criminal rights span both kinds of investigations.Investigations either exonerate or i..