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HIPAA and FERPA: What Audiologists and SLPs Need to Know - Webinar

HIPAA and FERPA: What Audiologists and SLPs Need to Know (Live Webinar) (PD102873L)

Presenter(s): Caroline Bergner, Esq.; Bill Knudsen
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): June 25, 2024, 12:00–1:30 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: June 25, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

Can't participate in the live broadcast? Check out the on-demand version, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

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This webinar will cover what audiologists and SLPs need to understand about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Speakers will identify who is subject to these laws as well as their regulatory and other compliance requirements. Learners will gain insights into the basic principles of both laws as well as potential pitfalls in their professional practice. Through case studies, learners will explore practical scenarios illustrating compliance challenges and strategies.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define the fundamental principles underlying HIPAA and FERPA 
  • Compare and contrast the key distinctions between HIPAA and FERPA 
  • Apply knowledge of HIPAA and FERPA compliance to real-world case scenarios


  • Basics of HIPAA law
  • Current enforcement actions related to HIPAA
  • Basics of FERPA law
  • Q&A on HIPAA and FERPA 

Presenter Information

Caroline Bergner, Esq. (she/her/hers) is ASHA’s director of health care policy for Medicaid. She serves ASHA’s membership by answering member questions; tracking Medicaid policies; and advocating with Medicaid state agencies, Medicaid managed care companies, and CMS. She also works with ASHA’s Committee on Medicaid and the State Advocates for Reimbursement network. She is a Virginia-barred attorney and has worked in health care policy for more than 10 years.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Bill Knudsen currently serves as the Director of Education Policy for ASHA. Prior to ASHA, Bill served in various leadership and policy roles for organizations ranging from the U.S. Department of Education and a state education agency to the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Bill began his career working for a school district in California.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by June 27, 2024.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: June 25, 2024
12:00–1:30 p.m. Eastern time

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
Item #(s): PD102873L
Available Through: July 05, 2024