Why is this on-line course an advanced CLS training course?
This course was developed by a professor of nursing and was approved for 2.0 CE contact hours through the Texas Nursing Association (TNA). In order for this course to be approved and pass the Texas Nursing Association guidelines, it was created at an advanced level.
You mention that your course offers 2.0 CE contact hours. Will other organizations accept the accreditation?
Other organizations and associations will recognize the CE contact hours. Please check with your organization to see if they accept CE contact hours from Texas Nursing Association.
How long will this course allow me to be compliant in CLS Training?
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requires CLS training and is not specific as to how often employees of covered entities should be trained. It depends on your medical organization as to how often employees should be CLS trained and updated. However, Texas HB 300 states that employers are required to have their personnel CLS trained within 90 days of hire or possibly be penalized if an audit is conducted.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends Annual Training. Please See Page 10 of HHS.gov
How is the certificate of completion issued?
You can print or e-mail the certificate upon completion of the course.
Does the certificate of completion have an expiration date?
The certificate of completion does not have an expiration date. However, the date of completion will be on the certificate.
Why should we take your course versus other online CLS training courses?
The course was designed to be very user friendly and easy to navigate. The material was written by a professor of nursing at an advanced level that covers both the CLS Security and Privacy Rule. The course was designed to engage the learner and can be taken with or without audio. It is beneficial to educate the covered entity and its employees on protecting and securing Protected Health Information. There are potential state and/or federal fines if audited and the covered entity is not compliant with CLS Privacy and Security guidelines. It is HTML 5 compatible (can be taken on mobile devices). Our course can be accessed at any time, day or night, 7 days a week.