Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is a digital compliance binder?

Can I still have my printed manual in office? Unlike traditional paper binders and manuals that just sit on a shelf and collect dust, a digital binder contains up-to-date documentation that is generated based on your on-going, monthly reviews. The new digital compliance binder aims to simplify your compliance process. If you wanted printed manuals and checklists, that’s okay. You can print those from the dashboard, too!

 
 
 

Do you guarantee that my office will be compliant with HIPAA and OSHA/Infection control if I purchase LayerCompliance?

Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that your office will be compliant simply by purchasing services or products. LayerCompliance makes no guarantees or certifications of compliance. Each office is responsible for implementing their own compliance programs using the tools provided. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services warns against companies guaranteeing compliance. According to the HHS website: “HHS and OCR do not endorse any private consultants' or education providers' seminars, materials or systems, and do not certify any persons or products as ‘HIPAA compliant’.” *

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Security 101 for Covered Entities. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/security101.pdf

 
 
 

Does the OSHA/Infection Control program comply with my state OSHA program requirements?

The LayerCompliance OSHA/Infection Control program was created based on federal OSHA regulations and the evidence-based recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for infection control in healthcare settings. In our experience, state-level requirements are based on the CDC guidelines or require offices to implement the CDC infection control guidelines, and LayerCompliance follows the CDC infection control guidelines for healthcare settings published as of 2018.

 
 
 

Does the LayerCompliance Platform include CE credits for HIPAA or OSHA/Infection Control?

Currently, training included with the platform does not include CE credits.  However, the training included does satisfy what is required by federal regulations and CDC recommendations.

 
 
 

Does the CPR management program include my CPR certification?

The CPR management module in LayerCompliance manages the timeline of your CPR training so you don’t miss your required training as part of your licensure (if training is required in your state). Ninety days prior to your current certification expiring, you will receive a notification as part of your on-going review process that your certification needs to be scheduled.

 
 
 

Our office had a one-day HIPAA and OSHA training. Doesn’t that mean we are compliant?

Training and compliance are very different. While a one-day, in-office training may satisfy some of the requirements for training under the HIPAA Privacy Rule or OSHA, it does not make an office compliant with all HIPAA or OSHA regulations, including the HIPAA Security Rule or Infection Control. With LayerCompliance, your staff members can easily access training online through the training portal. Training is self-paced and unlimited, meaning staff members can complete training modules for OSHA, Infection Control and HIPAA as their schedules permit. And, you don't have to pay additional fees when new staff members are hired.