General Law

Confidential HIPAA Protections in Discovery and Trial

Since its passage in 2003, HIPAA has been a familiar legal protection over medical records when litigating both criminal and civil actions. But are we working with the law appropriately? What other laws apply to privacy over medical records? Have you been stymied in trying to get the information you need?
Bring your questions and experiences for this discussion.

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Samantha Pungprakearti
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP

Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is a litigation attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. Ms. Pungprakearti is a vigorous advocate in and out of Court with extensive experience in all phases of litigation including depositions and mediations.

Before coming to the firm, she was a partner in what is now Quintana Hanafi, LLP in San Francisco, California. Ms. Pungprakearti has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases involving discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, sex, HIV status, race, national origin, etc.), retaliation, CFRA/FMLA leave issues as well as a panoply of wage and hour claims. Beyond litigation, Ms. Pungprakearti takes great pride in advising clients on employment matters, to make California a better place to work and do business.

Ms. Pungprakearti has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2013 to 2019. Samantha is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and past member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

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Ken Tasseff
Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer
Sonoma County Health Services

Ken Tasseff is the Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer for the County of Sonoma. He works within the Department of Health Services where he also oversees Medical Records. He is a Certified Compliance Officer and holds certifications in Healthcare Privacy Compliance, Healthcare Research Compliance with the Health Care Compliance Association. He has extensive experience in all phases of privacy compliance and is recognized across the state as an expert in Public Sector healthcare compliance.

Mr. Tasseff came to Sonoma County from San Luis Obispo County where he spent five years as the Health Agency’s first Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, developing a program that was recognized for excellence by the State. Prior to managing compliance programs, he was a public sector Human Resources Manager with over 10 years of experience in various HR roles. Ken is an active member of the California Association of Privacy, Security and Compliance Officers.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Samantha Pungprakearti; Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
Ken Tasseff, Healthcare Privacy and Security Officer, Sonoma County Health Services

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
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MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public; $55–SCBA Labor & Employment Section Members – NOTE: L&E MEMBERS NEED TO REGISTER BY PHONE, FAX, OR USPS MAIL

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