FDA Approval, Delta Variant, And Vaccines: ADA vs. HIPAA

COVID-19 legal Melissa Fleischer will explain how ADA and HIPAA confidentiality rules relate to employees’ vaccination and infection status. You will learn how FDA approval and the Delta variant may affect your information policies.

Key Takeaways

  • What are your confidentiality obligations under HIPAA related to COVID-19?
  • Must you maintain medical confidentiality under the ADA or HIPAA?
  • Which law covers employers?
  • May you reveal information regarding an employee’s battle with COVID-19?
  • How should you train managers to adhere to confidentiality requirements?
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Training Overview

Who’s vaccinated in your organization? Who caught Delta? Discover current ADA and HIPAA confidentiality requirements.

As the Delta variant surges across the country, employers and employees demand to know who has been vaccinated and who is infected. With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the impending widespread rollout of booster shots, and an increasing number of vaccine mandates, organizations are requesting more information about COVID-19 vaccination status.

Most employee health maladies are easy to keep confidential, but the infectious nature of COVID-19 creates uncertainty for employers. They feel a need to protect colleagues by revealing suspected and confirmed cases in the workplace.

You need to understand your rights and obligations related to sensitive employee health information under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • What are your confidentiality obligations under HIPAA related to COVID-19?
  • Must you maintain medical confidentiality under the ADA or HIPAA?
  • Which law covers employers?
  • May you reveal information regarding an employee’s battle with COVID-19?
  • How should you train managers to adhere to confidentiality requirements?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Leaves of absence managers
  • Contract managers
  • Contract administrators
  • Commercial managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations staff
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Supervisors
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Senior management
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Clinical staff
  • Benefits managers
  • In-house counsel
APPROVAL AND VALIDITY
Credits
  • This program has been approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
What's included
Training includes
  • 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Melissa Fleischer
  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law