RBT Documentation and Reporting Test #4

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Working from home is a BCBA. Several of the BCBA's housemates are also close friends. The BCBA delivers a client's report home one evening, which contains confidential information. The BCBA invoices her time to the client's insurance company after a few hours of work, places the report on her desk, and goes to bed. What is the issue with this BCBA's behavior?

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Explanation:
When a member of the clinical team is not using it, all client personal information should be locked away. If someone broke into this BCBA's home and saw the material, or, more likely, if the roommates passed by the BCBA's desk and saw the document, it would be a breach of confidentially.

The acronym PHI stands for _____.

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Explanation:
PHI is personal health information that must always be kept private. This information contains things like the client's name, address, diagnosis, and treatment. PHI is any information that can be used to identify a specific person.

In terms of client confidentiality and law enforcement, which of the following statements is correct?

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Explanation:
This material is suited to U.S. HIPAA regulations. If the information is useful in locating a victim, suspect, or perpetrator, confidential information may be shared with law police. It may also be made public if the information helps to identify the site of a crime or if a judge orders it.

A client's insurance pays for a BCBA and RBT to teach the client how to communicate via an image exchange communication system. The RBT uses facilitated communication without the BCBA's permission one day, a practice that is neither evidence-based nor behavior-analytic. In reality, this strategy has resulted in clients being exploited. ABA services were offered throughout her whole session, according to the RBT's session notes. What is the issue with this RBT's response?

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Explanation:
In all of these ways, the RBT's response is unsatisfactory. Only behavior-analytic services are permitted for RBTs. This person cannot sell herself as an RBT and use non-behavior-analytic tactics at the same time.

Behavioral treatment practitioners must keep record of services for at least ____ years, according to the BACB.

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Explanation:
Client documentation and data must be kept for at least seven years by behavior analysts.

In class, an RBT is assigned to present on a clinical case. Because not all of the students work for the same company, the RBT must ensure that her clients' privacy is protected. What kind of information would be a breach of the client's privacy?

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Explanation:
PHI is personal health information that must always be kept private. This information contains things like the client's name, address, diagnosis, and treatment. PHI is any information that can be used to identify a specific person. In this situation, extremely detailed descriptions of a client's physical appearance can be utilized to identify them. The RBT can share graphs as long as they don't contain any personal health information (PHI).

A therapist delivers a confidential report to a client's residence. Because the therapist usually drives to the client's house without incident, he leaves the private paper unlocked in the passenger seat. Sadly, the therapist is engaged in a car accident while driving that was not his fault. When the emergency services arrive, they come across the confidential document. Which of the following statements about this scenario is correct?

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Explanation:
Confidential documents should always be secured in a locked container when being transported. Even though the therapist was not at fault in the vehicle accident, confidentiality was breached when the emergency services were given access to the paper. Only the client's BCBA and preapproved persons should have access to confidential client information.

A therapist may reveal protected health information if__________

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Explanation:
If a judge orders the disclosure of confidential information, it may be made public. Otherwise, before to exposing confidential information, the client and/or the client's caregivers must provide written and verbal agreement. If there is a suspicion of abuse or neglect, confidential information may be revealed.

Which of the following does not constitute protected health information (PHI)?

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Explanation:
Personal health information (PHI) should always be kept private. Many ABA companies generate a unique, random client code to ensure secrecy. When referring to a client, the code might be used to protect the client's identity.

When is sharing protected health information (PHI) appropriate, legal, and ethical?

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Explanation:
Because the client's BCaBA or BCBA is in charge of the case, PHI can be shared with them. Before client consent is given, or even when the school contacts you, PHI should not be shared with individuals from other workplaces. To share information to outside parties, such as the client's school, the parent must sign a release of information form.

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