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Confidentiality and Privacy of Health Information

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • KBSW: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 1, 2015
  • Expires: Apr 14, 2023
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

Faculty

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Issues of privacy, capacity, and guardianship are common problems in the management of dementia. These issues are complicated by the fact that the laws regarding such issues vary state to state. While many equate the diagnosis of a dementing illness with a lack of capacity and need for oversight, the lines are blurring as we have begun to diagnose disorders like Alzheimer’s in a predementia or even preclinical state. Issues include breach of privacy and potential inappropriate paternalism that can lead to social/legal/financial discrimination and breach of fundamental human rights. Understanding privacy laws/HIPAA and the essentials of capacity determination is critical for medical and support staff that work with persons suffering from degenerative disease.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Home Health Providers, and other health care professionals.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to: 
  • Discuss the practical implications of capacity determination in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias
  • Explain the role of legally authorized representatives and distinguish the difference between guardianship and conservatorship for patients who have impaired capacity

Accreditation

CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 0.75 ANCC contact hours.

Provider #: 3-00008-01-18-649. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

KBSW
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 1.00 hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Gregory Jicha, MD (planner and speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Lilly - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Esai - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Baxter - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Quintiles Medical Education - CME Speaker - Honorarium - No conflicts to resolve
Alltech - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve

Dr. Jicha intends to discuss the off-label use of a product.

No other planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association.

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office and UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

Review Date

4/30/17 and 4/15/2020