Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released changes to 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. The changes, released in a Final Rule, took effect on March 21, 2017. Programs covered by 42 CFR Part 2, as well as people and organizations who receive information from such programs, are required to comply with the Rule. This webinar is designed to educate participants about the changes in the Final Rule and to help substance use disorder treatment programs comply with the new rules.
Learning Objectives. The webinar will cover topics such as:
- What did the Final Rule change about 42 CFR Part 2?
- What has not changed about 42 CFR Part 2?
- How does 42 CFR Part 2 differ from HIPAA?
- Who is a “lawful holder” of information protected by 42 CFR Part 2, and what do lawful holders need to know about the law?
- How to comply with the Final Rule’s consent requirements?
- How to comply with the Final Rule’s Qualified Service Organization Agreement requirements?
The primary focus of the webinar will be helping substance use disorder treatment programs come into compliance with the amended 42 CFR Part 2. But the webinar will also be useful for other types of health care providers, third-party payers, and others who handle substance use disorder patient information.
This webinar is geared towards individuals who have a basic understanding of 42 CFR Part 2 prior to the recent changes.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the webinar.