Confidentiality And Privacy Issues

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  • 1. 
    Confidentiality refers to the...
    • A. 

      Absolute right (with no exceptions) to freedom from unnecessary intrusion in our lives

    • B. 

      Right of patients, under all circumstances, to keep information out of court

    • C. 

      Promise on the part of psychologists/social workers to keep information private

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A psychologist who violated the rules regarding patient confidentiality could be...
    • A. 

      Disciplined by an ethics committee

    • B. 

      Disciplined by the state board of psychology

    • C. 

      Sued in malpractice court

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The responsibility for ensuring confidentiality in an office rests with...
    • A. 

      The patients

    • B. 

      The privacy officer alone

    • C. 

      All staff

    • D. 

      Only psychologists or social workers

  • 4. 
    The rules for confidentiality can be found in...
    • A. 

      The APA Code of Ethics

    • B. 

      The regulations of the State Board of Psychology

    • C. 

      HIPPAA's Privacy Rule

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Privacy Notice MUST be given to patients...
    • A. 

      At the time they start treatment (except in emergencies)

    • B. 

      Along with an informed consent document

    • C. 

      As soon as they call on the phone and ask for their first appointment

    • D. 

      At the end of treatment

  • 6. 
    Social Workers must turn over records in response to a...
    • A. 

      Subpoena

    • B. 

      Court order

    • C. 

      Verbal request from a physician

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What are some ways that patient information may accidentally get leaked in an office?
    • A. 

      Charts are left unattended on desks

    • B. 

      Patients accidentally look into the appointment book

    • C. 

      Conversations in private offices "leak" into the waiting room

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Staff should not reveal identifying information about patients outside of the office except for professional purposes and a patient authorization or legal justification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A Privacy Notice may be given at the same time as an informed consent form, although the forms must be separate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A hospital must provide a patient with a new Privacy Notice for every health provider that delivers services to them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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