HIPAA Refresher Course: Are You In Compliance?

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Date & Location

Thursday, Oct. 4

Missouri Hospital Association
4712 Country Club Drive
Jefferson City, Mo.

Register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 19.

This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation. This seminar also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in mid-December.

Hotel Reservation

Hampton Inn
4800 Country Club Dr.
Jefferson City, Mo.
Phone: 573/634-7440
Request the Missouri Hospital Association overnight room rate of $109 + tax for double beds and $114 + tax for a king bed.


information security officers or managers, privacy officers, compliance officers, hospital attorneys, public relations staff, and directors or managers working in health information technology


HIPAA enforcement actions are on the rise, and the Office of Civil Rights has been actively auditing covered entities’ compliance. Enforcement efforts have been focused on both the privacy and security components of the rule. Speakers will provide an overview of basic HIPAA requirements, discuss hot topics, and examine the latest audit and enforcement actions.


8:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. — Privacy Rule Overview
A brief reminder of the basic tenets of the privacy rule.

9:30 a.m. — Privacy Rule Hot Topics
Questions about the disclosure of patient information commonly arise in many areas. Learn what you can and cannot disclose and how to create policies for the following.

  • marketing/social media
  • interactions with law enforcement
  • video/body cameras
  • disaster/mass casualty situations
  • Federal Trade Commission restrictions
  • integrated care settings

10:45 a.m. — Break

11 a.m. — Security Rule Overview
Learn the basic requirements of the security rule and how to properly assess and address vulnerabilities.

Noon — Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. — Enforcement Actions
Discuss trends in enforcement of both the privacy and security rule and common violations that lead to monetary penalties.

1:45 p.m. — Phase I Audits
The Office of Civil Rights has conducted its Phase I audits. What did we learn from the issues examined and audit findings?

2:30 p.m. — Break

2:45 p.m. — Breach Exercises
Several scenarios will be presented to help attendees define policies and practices for handling security incidents and data breaches.

3:45 p.m. — Adjournment


Jane Drummond, J.D.
General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Jane Drummond joined MHA in 2014 as the general counsel and vice president of legal affairs. Drummond provides a full range of legal support to MHA, its related organizations and boards. Her duties include health care compliance, corporate advice and judicial advocacy. Drummond also serves as liaison to a variety of legal professional groups involved in health care law and policy.

Drummond graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2001. Since then, she has largely worked in the public policy arena, while gaining additional experience in private practice. She began her legal career as a health and employment law associate at Husch and Eppenberger (now Husch Blackwell). Based on her health law experience, she was appointed to the position of general counsel for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services under Gov. Matt Blunt. Drummond later served in that same capacity in the governor’s office. In 2007, Gov. Blunt appointed her to serve as the director of DHSS, a cabinet-level position, which she held through the end of the Blunt administration.

Drummond re-entered private practice in 2009, joining the Jefferson City firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt. While there, she focused on employment-related services and litigation, largely for public entities.

Arvids Petersons, M.A., J.D., CMPE, CPHRM
Director of Risk Management & Patient Safety
Healthcare Services Group
Jefferson City

Arvids Petersons’ background includes personnel management consulting, counseling/therapy, practicing law in the private sector and public services. He has served as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services where he worked with health care facility regulation and licensure, as well as public health and senior/disability issues. Petersons also served as deputy director of the Missouri Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit where he prosecuted health care fraud, abuse and neglect in health care facilities. As director of risk management and patient safety, Petersons provides educational seminars and medical-legal advice to physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals.

Petersons earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa and holds a designations of Certified Medical Practice Executive and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management.

Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of attendance and continuing education contact hours.

MCLE — The Missouri Bar has approved 6.6 hours of Missouri Continuing Legal Education.

All Other Participants — A certificate of attendance for 5.5 clock hours will be awarded.