Ethics, Law, and Preventing HIPAA Audits in a Social Media World (Massa, Sept 22)

Hayward, CA US
September 22, 2018


Dr. Massa is the Compliance Officer for the Life West Health Center.  Additionally she is a Life West faculty member and practicing chiropractor.  She’ll guide you through the latest laws, policies, and procedures so that your practice will be compliant and up to date.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:

  • Be familiar with California Ethics and Laws as they pertain to the practice of chiropractic and best practices for documentation, scope of practice and mandated reporting,
  • Exercise proper judgement regarding ethical considerations in the doctor-patient relationship,
  • Differentiate appropriate conduct as it relates to marketing, advertising and referrals,
  • Describe HIPAA federal laws and those specific to the state of California and best practices for documenting and record keeping of all HIPAA related paperwork,
  • Keep the required logs and records that must be maintained for a clinical chiropractic office including release forms; locate templates and samples for immediate utilization, and
  • Understand the significance sanctions imposed to HIPAA violations.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2018 - 1:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2018 - 3:00pm PDT

Hour 1

  • Review of California Chiropractic Ethics & Laws as stated in the Rules and Regulations of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • In depth study of Doctor’s Duties 
  • In depth study of Ethical Conduct 

Hour 2

  • Review of HIPAA law & regulations according to California State law
  • A thorough understanding of the Privacy Rule & Security Rule
  • Accessibility, Regulations and best practices as it relates to HIPAA laws. 
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required of the private chiropractic practice in order to be HIPAA compliant 
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area. 

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Dr. Michelle Massa is a 2007 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West. Her background is in Health Education, Ergonomics and Chiropractic Education. She teaches Continuing Education courses for chiropractors in various topics including Ethics and Law, HIPAA, History and Exam as well as Ergonomics with Chiropractic Technique. She is also the founder of the Latin American Chiropractic Association which supports and empowers doctors of Spanish Speaking descent and Spanish Speaking chiropractors internationally. She is in private practice in Danville, California specializing in Women's Health. 

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. 

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC.  These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).  These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics


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Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program.  The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.