PSY-616 Professional Communication and Record Keeping (F22 WE)
This course will address the legal and professional obligations of regulated health professionals and other healthcare workers (including students and non-regulated mental health care professionals) regarding the use of the Internet for communication, data storage, and marketing. Topics that will be covered include differentiating between the privacy and confidentiality of personal health information, disclosure and associated legislation such as the Regulated Health Professional Acts and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA); and record retention and security. Students will discuss the ethical and legal implications of electronic data storage and the use of the Internet for communication and records keeping including data security. In addition, this course will provide guidance on current topics including ethical and special consideration for records keeping and data management in a clinic or institution setting, as well as a discussion of safety and ethical considerations of the use of social media such as Facebook.