Medical & Healthcare Privacy Breach Compliance for Mental Health Professionals

David Leatherberry's talk will provide insight and education reagrding primary HIPPA Compliance for psychologists. It will outline an overview of HIPPA/CMIA basics. How do you determine whether you are a covered entity despite using a paper record? What is PHI? What about special circumstances, such as deceased patients and the records of minors, as well as therapist liability for downstream business associates? The presentation will cover permitted uses and disclosures, patient rights, security safeguards, breach, and enforcement and the costs of non-compliance. 


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 pm - Registration/Wine & Cheese



4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 202
San Diego, CA 92105
United States
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SDPC Graduate Members free, non-members $30, students $20

Educational Objective(s)

  • Detail the functioning of HIPAA compliance for psychologists, including HIPAA/CMIA basics
  • Determine whether they are a covered entity despite using a paper record
  • List patient rights (access, amend, appeal, accounting)

Presenter Information

David Leatherberry, J.D. is Gordon & Rees’s Southern California partner for health-care related business transactions and civil litigation through trial including licensing, and regulatory matters. His clients include Local Healthcare District acute care hospitals; behavioral health facilities; skilled nursing, assisted living, and residential care facilities for the elderly; residential drug and alcohol treatment programs; and numerous individual practitioners. He regularly advises clients with regard to HIPAA, HITECH, CMIA, and related privacy rules; Stark and Anti-Kickback rules; physician compensation and recruitment; and practice formation. Mr. Leatherberry is outside legal counsel for the San Diego Psychological Association, and serves as a vice-chair on the Health Law Committee of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section. He is admitted to the California U.S. District Court, Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and U.C. Berkeley and recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award, 2010, and the Outstanding Service Award, San Diego Legal Aid Society, 2009-10.