This course was specially designed for community midwives, and support staff for home birth practices and birth centers. 

The subject matter is equally relevant for anyone providing care is a small practice setting.

  • Maryl Smith, CPM, LDM

    Instructor Bio:

    Maryl Smith, CPM, LDM, has an active homebirth practice and has been catching babies since 1984. Over the years she has cared for women from over 18 different nations, worked in two free-standing birth centers, taught as adjunct staff at Birthingway College of Midwifery and served in multiple roles in the promotion of midwifery in the state of Oregon. Her passion is supporting trauma survivors during the perinatal experience. Maryl frequently travels the world with her pastor/musician husband working to preserve indigenous spiritual expression in music. Her other activities include adventures with her granddaughters, herb gardening, writing and being active in her local Native American community.

    Maryl Smith

    CPM, LDM

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Implement HIPAA by identifying the components that are required in developing a privacy policy.   

2. Describe how to provide patient access to records as well as how to protect and transfer health records.

3. List the legally necessary forms to document HIPAA compliance and implement required updates for changes that have occurred within the past 5 years. 

Please see the Course Curriculum below for a full list of what this course includes. (And if you'd like to purchase ready-to-personalize forms, please see the bundle option at the very bottom of the page.)


HiveCE is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Nursing, and this course meets the California Board of Nursing criteria for 3 hours of continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17686, for 3 contact hours. (This is widely accepted nationwide as continuing education for nurses and midwives.) More information about this provider approval may be found here.

Previously approved by MEAC for 3 hours of continuing education. MEAC approval number M1718-63-0131DE from January 23rd, 2018 through January 23rd, 2020, and approval number M1920-58-0201DE, through January 23rd, 2022.

Approved for the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate, Category 3.

Note: Course completion does not authorize the learner to use skills outside their scope. Please refer to your state guidelines for determining scope of care.


For information regarding our refund policy and other Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to our FAQ. If you have additional questions, please email jesica@HiveCE.com.

Cartoon by R.J. Romero and used with permission.


Course curriculum

  • 01
    Intro and Permitted Uses Without Written Authorization of the Patient
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    • Study Guide
    • Video 1.1: Introduction
    • Video 1.2: Permitted uses without written authorization of the patient
  • 02
    Permitted Uses That Require Written Authorization
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    • Video 2.1: Record Requests
    • Video 2.2: Websites and Social Media (FACEBOOK!)
    • Quiz 2
  • 03
    Written Policies and Notices
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    • Video 3.1: Written Policy of Privacy Practices
    • Video 3.2: Notice of Privacy Practices
    • Video 3.3: Business Associates, Employee, and Volunteer Agreements
    • Quiz 3
  • 04
    Transmissions and Communications
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    • Video 4.1: General Protections for Communication, and Snail Mail
    • Video 4.2: Just The Fax
    • Video 4.3: Mobile Devices
    • Video 4.4: Email Policy
    • Video 4.5: Texting
    • Video 4.6: Email and Texting Handout
    • Quiz 4
  • 05
    The Office
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    • Video 5.1: Paper Charts In The Office
    • Video 5.2: Paper Charts Out Of The Office (Homevisits! Apprentice documentation!)
    • Video 5.3: Office Computers
    • Video 5.4: Closing Your Practice
    • Quiz 5
  • 06
    Wrapping It Up
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    • Video 6.1: Resharing
    • Video 6.2: The Checklist
    • PDF: The Checklist
    • Quiz 6
    • Bonus Section!
  • 07
    Link to Post-Test and CE Certificate
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    • MEAC Evaluation Questions
    • Post-test
  • 08
    Bonus Section: Special Circumstances During Covid-19 Crisis
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    • HIPAA Exceptions During Covid-19

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Reviews

  • By Betty Ludlow

    “Maryl did a great job and the handouts were a blessing!”

    “Maryl did a great job and the handouts were a blessing!”

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  • By Terra Pierce

    “Thank you for putting together a straight forward informational course”

    “Thank you for putting together a straight forward informational course”

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  • By Holly Scholles

    “Compliance with HIPAA can feel overwhelming and very alien to my practice setting. Maryl explains everything HIPAA in a clear and organized way, with information that applies to my small practice and to larger practices. And the tools which she ...”

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    “Compliance with HIPAA can feel overwhelming and very alien to my practice setting. Maryl explains everything HIPAA in a clear and organized way, with information that applies to my small practice and to larger practices. And the tools which she provides make it so straightforward and easy to become HIPAA compliant. The information on HIPAA and social media, email, and mobile devices was especially helpful. An excellent workshop!”

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  • By (Katie) Katherine Bramhall

    “really great”

    “really great”

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