Day 1: December 18th, 2:00pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Day 2: December 19th, 2:00pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Join Legal Action Center’s expert confidentiality lawyers for a two-part webinar providing a basic introduction to the federal laws governing privacy of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records: 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA. Each part of the webinar will cover fundamental aspects of these laws and how they apply to real world situations. The webinar reflects the 2017 and 2018 amendments to 42 CFR Part 2, while also covering longstanding provisions.
Key topics covered in the webinar include:
Day 1: An introduction to federal privacy law and disclosures with patient consent
- Who must comply with 42 CFR Part 2?
- What are the federal legal protections for SUD treatment records?
- How does 42 CFR Part 2 differ from HIPAA?
- How to comply with recently amended requirements for written consent?
Day 2: An overview of disclosures without patient consent and technology requirements
- How to make disclosures without patient consent?
- How to share information in criminal justice settings?
- How to report child abuse and neglect?
- How to comply with Part 2’s security requirements for records?
- What to know about enforcement of Part 2 and HIPAA?
This webinar is designed for SUD treatment and prevention providers, other healthcare providers, third-party payers, social service providers, and criminal justice and child welfare systems that work regularly with SUD programs. Individuals who attended the Legal Action Center’s recent webinar series on the 2017 and 2018 amendments to 42 CFR Part 2 (“What Changed?”) may find this webinar useful as a refresher course on the privacy regulations. This webinar was developed in response to requests by people who attended the “What Changed?” webinar series.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the webinar. This course has been approved by Legal Action Center, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 3 CEs. NAADAC Provider #174297, Legal Action Center is responsible for all aspects of its programming. The course falls within the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development counselor skill group.
For questions, please contact Vanessa Severino at [email protected].