NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible administrative planning work ensuring County compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and monitoring County compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA).
Work involves developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure that County programs and facilities are in compliance with ADA regulations. Work also involves the review of County agencies for compliance with and/or applicability of HIPAA regulations, and to ensure the privacy of protected health information (PHI) handled by the County as required by HIPAA. This may include program monitoring and problem resolution with regard to ADA and/or HIPAA compliance for accessibility to county programs, facilities, health care functions, social services, communications and transportation. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements and program goals. Performance is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and program results.
Develops policies to ensure that County programs and facilities comply with ADA; monitors ADA program and facility compliance activities of all County Offices, departments, and divisions.
Develops plans in compliance with federal regulations for submission to the County Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners for approval.
Coordinates county-wide self-evaluation surveys for assessing ADA compliance, and develops strategies for compliance implementation.
Coordinates planning efforts with municipalities in Broward County.
Serves as the County liaison with the Advisory Board for Persons with Disabilities.
Maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of PHI.
Develops and maintains policies and procedures for appropriate response to individual requests for access, disclosure, correction and/or amendment of PHI.
Monitors the transmission of PHI between the covered and non-covered entities of County government.
Monitors federal regulations for updates in the HIPAA privacy rule.
Acts as central point of contact for HIPAA-related inquiries, information requests, and grievances; maintains appropriate records and information tracking systems regarding applicable HIPAA related inquiries.
Reviews contractual relationships between the County and HIPAA-defined business associates to insure the inclusion of HIPAA compliant policies and procedures.
Periodically reviews County programs for changes in HIPAA covered-entity status.
Supervises and directs the work of subordinate staff.
Perform related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and administration.
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to ADA & HIPAA compliance.
Considerable knowledge of the functions and operations of the unit to which assigned.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Ability to organize, plan implement and coordinate technical/administrative programs and activities.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to supervise employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in planning, Public or Business Administration or related field; six(6) years administrative experience in government and regulatory compliance, including HIPAA or other privacy laws; including two (2) years experience in working with disabled persons to ensure access in areas such as employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Location: Office of Equal Opportunity
Estab./Revised: E3/93 R7/03