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Mental Health Ethics in Action:

Current Insights for Professional Compliance

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Time: 9 am – 4 pm CST

Live Webinar

(with on-demand recording afterwards) 

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Maggie Roney, MS, NCC, LPC and Wendy Copeland, MA, LPC will be co-hosting a Mental Health Ethics Training with Attorney, Amanda Ellis.  Amanda specializes in helping Texas LPCs, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and other mental health professionals licensed in the state of Texas.

We will be covering topics important to us, to help us all be abreast of the latest BHEC, HIPAA, and federal regulations so that we can all focus on our calling and rest peacefully at night!

 

Here are some of the topics we plan to cover:

HIPAA

HIPAA Compliance, technology considerations, & the latest updates

Professional Ethics

Protecting from common board complaints, lawsuits, and litigation

BHEC & Professional Tasks

Professional Will; professional liability insurance requirement

Medicare & Medicare Opt Out

The latest on this mandate for mental health professionals

Subpoenas

How to handle subpoenas & when attorneys contact you

6 total CEUs are provided and the entire day can be counted toward your BHEC Texas Ethics Requirements!

Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 3rd, 2024 if you would like to attend!

 

Reserve your spot now!  Attend live or watch later on-demand!

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About your Presenter
Amanda J. Ellis, Attorney

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Amanda J. Ellis is a founding partner of Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP. Amanda practices in the areas of administrative and health law. She is Board Certified in Administrative Law.

Amanda advises licensed providers on operational and regulatory matters related to their practices including licensing and health care privacy law compliance. She represents mental health professionals before the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Ms. Ellis also represents health care licensees subpoenaed in civil litigation proceedings and at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Ms. Ellis previously served as Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Ellis received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from Austin College in 1991, her master’s in education from Texas Tech University in 2001 and her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2005.

About your co-hosts

Maggie Roney, MS, NCC, LPC, ICP, AFMC and Wendy Copeland, MA, LPC, CIRT, CCTP, ICP are colleagues sharing a unified passion for efficacious healing approaches to trauma, releasing people to live freely and fully in their lives. They are both EMDR Certified/ Verified Psychotherapists and EMDR Consultants through EMDRIA and EMDR Global Network. They also serve together at Valored, a non-profit established to provide funding support and increased access to mental health care for first responders, military, and veterans.
Maggie and Wendy also seek to assist and honor our fellow colleagues serving in the mental health field through advanced clinical training, individual and group consultation, and support networks. Our goal is to empower, equip, and hearten Helpers with the tools, resources, and knowledge to be effective agents of hope and healing to traumatized individuals, families, and communities.

To learn more about Maggie, please visit: https://maggieroney.com/
To learn more about Wendy, please visit: https://texashopeslantern.com/

 

Please click here to learn more about EMDR Global Network.

EMDR Global Network (EGNw) is a global network of EMDR professionals and AIP (Adaptive Information Processing) paraprofessionals that provides broader access to excellence in recognition, verified certification, and research to the nations. Licensed mental health professionals can seek advancing levels of verification (certification) as EMDR Psychotherapists and Consultants.

Please note: Early bird savings ends April 15, 2024!

 

FAQs ABOUT THE WEBINAR:

When is the webinar? Friday, May 3rd, 2024, from 9 am – 4pm CST. We will have a break halfway through for lunch.

Are CEUs offered? Yes, you will receive six (6) total CEUs for attending the webinar live; a CEU certificate is provided upon completion. If you cannot attend live, you may view on-demand for up to 6 months (11/3/24) after the live airing. If you view on-demand instead of attending live, you must pass a quiz to receive the CEU certificate.

Will my state accept these CEUs? This webinar is compliant with the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC), able to provide CEU’s for LPCs, LMFT’s, LCSW’s licensed in the state of Texas. Please note that this does not replace the Jurisprudence Examination required by BHEC at licensure renewal. If you are not licensed in the state of Texas, check with your state licensing board requirements regarding accepted CEUs.

What professional organization is approving this webinar? The organization approving this presenter and webinar is EMDR Global Network, an organization for mental health professionals. Please see below for additional information.

Who is presenting at this webinar?The presenter is Amanda J. Ellis, a founding partner of Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP. Amanda practices in the areas of administrative and health law. She is Board Certified in Administrative Law.

Amanda advises licensed providers on operational and regulatory matters related to their practices including licensing and health care privacy law compliance. She represents mental health professionals before the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Ms. Ellis also represents health care licensees subpoenaed in civil litigation proceedings and at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

When will the on-demand video be available and how can I access it? The on-demand video will be available within 14 days of the webinar. You will receive an email with link access and instructions on next steps to take your quiz and receive your certificate.

How long will the on-demand access to the webinar be available? The on-demand webinar will be available to view for 6 months, until 11/3/24.

How long is this webinar available for purchase? The last day to sign-up to gain access to the webinar is 5/10/24!

What is the Cancellation Policy? You may cancel registration at any time. However, cancellations requesting refund reimbursement must be requested by 4/3/24 by email, and will be reimbursed the full purchase amount less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds permitted after 4/3/24. Email requests to: LanternEvents@texashopeslantern.com

WEBINAR COURSE OBJECTIVES

Part 1: Professional Ethics and Navigating Legal Obligations

An ethics presentation regarding practice compliance issues for mental health professionals related to professional licensing Board complaints and litigation, as well as the use of technology and electronic communications.

Learning Objectives

  1. To provide practical strategies for complying with legal and ethical requirements for licensed mental health professionals and complaint-proofing practices from common issues before TBHEC and in litigation matters.
  2. To discuss best practices for liability prevention and succession planning, including professional liability insurance requirements and professional wills.
  3. To address recent federal and state regulations impacting licensed mental health professionals, including the No Surprises Act Good Faith Estimate and Medicare Opt Out requirements.
  4. To review and discuss recordkeeping requirements and best practices for creating and maintaining mental health records and both HIPAA and Texas privacy and security law requirements.
  5. To promote understanding of licensed mental health professional ethics and Board law and rule requirements for the use of technology and electronic communications.
  6. To raise awareness and provoke thought regarding ethics issues in the provision of therapy services and involvement in legal proceedings.
  7. To address proper procedures for responding to records requests and subpoenas.

Part 2: HIPAA & Texas Privacy Training for Licensed Mental Health Therapists Professionals

A legal and ethics presentation regarding practice compliance issues for Texas licensed mental health professionals related to current and upcoming new HIPAA and other federal and Texas state law privacy and security law, regulation and rule requirements for the use and disclosure of protected health information.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the history, background laws, rules and regulations for HIPAA, HITECH, Texas Health and Safety Code Chapters 181 and 611 and other federal and state privacy and security protection of confidential health information.
  2. To provide practical tips for compliance with federal and state privacy and security laws for the use and disclosure of protected health information and electronic protected health information.
  3. To discern the differences between federal and state privacy and security law requirements to ascertain what provisions are applicable to covered entities, business associates, and subcontractors and within each workforce member’s scope of employment.