This certificate course is an in-depth overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required for all staff working in the industry and all aspiring individuals seeking employment within medical cannabis. The course will cover the history, evolution, and current state of HIPAA compliance. It will identify types of protected health information (PHI), the impact of the HITECH Act, and violations, penalties, & enforcement of HIPAA. This course will create a mindset of compliance among employees where trainees will be informed to ask their employer and/or HIPAA compliance officer for guidance with regards to privacy and security implementation as it pertains to their company’s policies.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the Parts of HIPAA
  • Identify Types of PHI and Covered Entity Safeguards
  • Explain Compromise and Breach
  • Review Fines and Penalties
  • Understand Employee Actions for Compliance