Description: The following questions will be addressed: (1) What spurred you to write a book and accompanying templates entitled Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability? (NW) (2) Can you explain what is included in this e-book that will be useful to practicing counselors? (3) Why is it important, from an ethical and risk management perspective, to appoint a records custodian? (4) Do you have suggestions in the e-book regarding how to give your records custodian or support team access to electronic records as well as paper records? (5) Can you tell us how some of your templates may help counselors provide notice to clients of a practice closure - on an emergency or planned basis? (6) Is it enough to just have both a personal and professional will? (7) Do you address issues pertinent to a counselor's potential obligations under HIPAA and HITECH? (8) Do you give suggestions for handling things like passwords and access to all electronic devices and who should have access to them? (9) Is this book designed for baby boomers or does it have application to those younger counselors just starting out in private practice? (10) Can you tell us anything else about how the product works, how to access the e-book and templates, and what benefits are available to the reader?
Summarize the basic tenets of the podcast on the e-book
Provide an overview of the e-book?s tools for healthcare professionals to fulfill their ethical obligations regarding continuance of care in the case of emergency or retirement.
Discuss the step-by-step guide to closing a practice allows appointed representatives to efficiently take over a practice in an emergency