Compliance Learning Solutions

CLS offers easy, fast and effective online training for the busy professional. Our courses are interactive, user friendly, self paced and can be taken on mobile devices. Certificate of successful completion can be downloaded after successful completion.

Established in 2012, Compliance Learning Solutions (CLS) is a Texas based family business committed to offering easy, fast, effective compliance training courses to busy professionals. We know that compliance training is necessary and sometimes mandatory, so our mission when starting this company was to design courses that are time efficient, engaging and cost-effective. We use an award-winning LMS platform that is user friendly and offers managers the option to oversee employee training. We can train one employee to thousands of employees and are dedicated to superior customer service. Michelle Bordovsky is the owner of CLS and has been an educator for over 15 years. She has spent countless hours researching HIPAA privacy and security rules by consulting with The Office for Civil Rights, interviewing HIPAA compliance officers and other HIPAA experts. She works with several content writers that are highly experienced with each course topic offered in the course library. CLS is dedicated to supporting teen suicide prevention and awareness, so a percentage of all sales is donated to the non-profit organization Cassidy Joined for Hope. Their mission is to prevent teen suicide by providing resources, support and education to schools and communities in order to save teenagers from the act of suicide.

Mission: Compliance Learning Solutions is dedicated to providing quality online training courses for the busy professional. Course selections include: HIPAA, Texas HB 300, Cultural Diversity, Bloodborne Pathogens, Sexual Harassment, Ergonomics, Personal Protective Equipment and Workplace Violence. See our web site for more detailed information

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August 30, 2017

HHS Secretary Waives Certain HIPAA Privacy Rule Provisions for Texas and Louisiana Hospitals; OCR Issues Bulletin for Medical Professionals Navigating HIPAA Rules in Emergency Situations

In response to Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., declared a public health emergency in Texas and Louisiana and has exercised the authority to waive sanctions and penalties against a Texas or Louisiana covered hospital that does not comply with the following provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule:

• The requirements to obtain a patient's agreement to speak with family members or friends involved in the patient’s care

• The requirement to honor a request to opt out of the facility directory

• The requirement to distribute a notice of privacy practices

• The patient's right to request privacy restrictions

• The patient's right to request confidential communications

Other provisions of the Privacy Rule continue to apply, even during the waiver period.

When the Secretary issues such a waiver, it only applies: (1) in the emergency area and for the emergency period identified in the public health emergency declaration; (2) to hospitals that have instituted a disaster protocol; (3) with respect to the provisions identified above; and (4) for up to 72 hours from the time the hospital implements its disaster protocol. When the Presidential or Secretarial declaration terminates, a hospital must then comply with all the requirements of the Privacy Rule for any patient still under its care, even if 72 hours have not elapsed since implementation of its disaster protocol. All other provisions of the HIPAA regulations, including the Security Rule and the Breach Notification Rule, remain in effect.

As emergency personnel and medical facilities undertake immediate action to ensure the safety of those affected, OCR continues to highlight how the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared to assist in disaster relief efforts and to assist patients in receiving the care they need, regardless of whether a waiver is granted.

For more detailed information regarding HIPAA privacy and disclosures in emergency situations, click here.

For more detailed information regarding emergency situation preparedness, planning, and response, click here.

To utilize the Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness Decision Tool, click here. This screen allows you to subscribe or unsubscribe to the OCR-PRIVACY-LIST list. To confirm your identity and prevent third parties from subscribing you to a list against your will, an email message with a confirmation code will be sent to the address you specify. Simply wait for this message to arr...

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Obama Administration Modifies HIPAA to Strengthen the Firearm Background Check System

On January 4, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved forward on the Administration’s commitment to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to expressly permit certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of those individuals who, for mental health reasons, already are prohibited by Federal law from having a firearm.

This modification better enables the reporting of the identities of prohibited individuals to the background check system and is an important step toward improving the public’s safety while continuing to strongly protect individuals’ privacy interests.

The final rule gives States improved flexibility to ensure accurate but limited information is reported to the NICS. This rulemaking makes clear that, under the Privacy Rule, certain covered entities are permitted to disclose limited information to the NICS. The information that can be disclosed is the limited identifying information about individuals who have been involuntarily committed to a mental institution or otherwise have been determined by a lawful authority to be a danger to themselves or others or to lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs – that is, only about those who are covered under the pre-existing mental health prohibitor.

The new modification is carefully and narrowly tailored to preserve the patient-provider relationship and ensure that individuals are not discouraged from seeking voluntary treatment. This rule applies only to a small subset of HIPAA covered entities that either make the mental health determinations that disqualify individuals from having a firearm or are designated by their States to report this information to NICS

The rule does not apply to most treating providers.

It is important to note that the vast majority of Americans with mental health conditions are not violent and that those with mental illness are in fact more likely to be victims than perpetrators. An individual who seeks help for mental health problems or receives mental health treatment is not automatically legally prohibited from having a firearm; nothing in this final rule changes that. HHS continues to support efforts by the Administration to dispel negative attitudes and misconceptions relating to mental illness and to encourage individuals to seek voluntary mental health treatment. And the Department remains committed to robust enforcement of the civil rights laws that bar discrimination based on disability by entities that receive funding from the Department.

To learn more about non-discrimination and health information privacy laws, your civil rights, and privacy rights in health care and human service settings, and to find information on filing a complaint, visit

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TX House Bill 300: Everything Is Bigger In Texas! Organizations in Texas that create, store, handle, transmit or have access to protected health information (PHI) need to be informed of TX House Bill 300.

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[09/03/15]   Texas organizations that handle protected health information (PHI), electronic PHI and electronic health records must provide House Bill 300 training to employees. New employees must be trained within 90 days of hire.

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HIPAA Training Solutions can help your organization with HIPAA compliance training. Successful completion of the Advanced HIPAA training course awards 2.0 continued education hours accredited by Texas Nurses Association. Basic HIPAA Training and Texas House Bill 300 training is also available. Visit for more information. This advanced HIPAA training course will not only put you in compliance with federal HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations, but you will also receive 2.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours for advanced level HIPAA training and compliance. This course was created by several highly esteemed professio…

BULLETIN – July 10, 2015
HIPAA Settlement Highlights Importance of Safeguards When Using Internet Applications

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR). SEMC will pay $218,400 and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program. SEMC is a tertiary care hospital located in Brighton, Massachusetts that offers both inpatient and outpatient services.

On November 16, 2012, OCR received a complaint alleging noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules by SEMC workforce members. Specifically, the complaint alleged that workforce members used an internet-based document sharing application to store documents containing electronic protected health information (ePHI) of at least 498 individuals without having analyzed the risks associated with such a practice. Additionally, OCR’s investigation determined that SEMC failed to timely identify and respond to the known security incident, mitigate the harmful effects of the security incident, and document the security incident and its outcome. Separately, on August 25, 2014, SEMC submitted notification to HHS OCR regarding a breach of unsecured ePHI stored on a former SEMC workforce member’s personal laptop and USB flash drive, affecting 595 individuals.

“Organizations must pay particular attention to HIPAA’s requirements when using internet-based document sharing applications,” said OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels. “In order to reduce potential risks and vulnerabilities, all workforce members must follow all policies and procedures, and entities must ensure that incidents are reported and mitigated in a timely manner.”

In addition to the $218,400 settlement amount, which takes into consideration the circumstances of the complaint and breach, the size of the entity, and the type of PHI disclosed, the agreement includes a corrective action plan to cure gaps in the organization’s HIPAA compliance program raised by both the complaint and the breach. The Resolution Agreement can be found on the OCR website at:

For guidance on how your organization can meet privacy and security responsibilities, click here:

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[06/17/15]   What a wonderful and thorough training the team at HIPAA Training Solutions has put together! I have recommended this class to my compliance and privacy officer.”
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[06/17/15]   Did you know HIPAA training is mandatory for any employee that has access to patient data? This can include, but is not limited to, physicians, psychologists, researchers, dentists, nurses, opticians, insurance specialists, human resources officers and all employees who have access or manage protected health information? HIPAA Training Solutions offers three online courses that make training fast and easy. Check out for more information.

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