The SCOOTER Store Appoints New HIPAA Privacy Officer

Terry Goatley assumes privacy responsibilities for the company

Aug 16, 2011, 11:23 ET from The SCOOTER Store

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCOOTER Store, the nation's leading provider of power mobility solutions, is pleased to announce that Terry Goatley has been appointed HIPAA Privacy Officer for the company.  Goatley assumes HIPAA privacy responsibilities from Tom Hood, who retires this month after eight years of invaluable service with the company.

As the new HIPAA Privacy Officer, Goatley is responsible for maintaining and facilitating enforcement of the company's privacy programs, policies and practices.  Goatley will act as the primary focal point for all privacy questions, issues, responses and improvement initiatives while collaborating with Jay Greene, Senior Vice President of Information Technology at The SCOOTER Store, who serves as the company's HIPAA Security Officer.

Compliance is an integral part of doing business with state and federal agencies; successful companies must ensure every program, process and person meets a strict set of standards.  The SCOOTER Store has a corporate compliance division dedicated to ensuring the company meets the highest levels of compliance and privacy protection.

"The SCOOTER Store is committed to going above and beyond expectations for protecting the personal health information of our customers. Our significant investments in corporate compliance and privacy protection demonstrate that serious commitment," said Senior Vice President, Corporate Compliance Officer, Tim Zipp.  "Since 2006, eight of our employees have received 19 certification credentials in compliance and privacy," added Zipp.

Terry Goatley joined The SCOOTER Store in 2001.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and Master of Science degrees in Management Systems from the University of Southern California and Computer Information Science from St. Mary's University in San Antonio.  He also has earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from RKC University (Zurich), EU-International in Switzerland.

Goatley holds a Certificate in HIPAA Compliance and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant (CHCC) and Certified Healthcare Compliance Officer (CHCO).  In addition, he holds the Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) designation from the Compliance Certification Board and the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) credential.

About The SCOOTER Store:

Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more people with limited mobility than any other company in the nation. The company offers power mobility solutions, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories, in 48 states. The company also provides Home Care products and services in some locations. Using these solutions provides today's seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes or other care facilities. The company's goal is to create an opportunity for every senior or disabled American to live their entire life safely and confidently at home. The SCOOTER Store was recently recognized by FORTUNE magazine in its prestigious "100 Best Places to Work for in America" for the second time. The company is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For more information, visit