The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently published two Final Rules amending 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. The first Final Rule took effect on March 21, 2017; the most recent Final Rule, published on January 3, 2018, takes effect February 28, 2018. Substance use disorder treatment 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 new amendments to the regulations. This webinar is designed to educate participants about the 2017 and 2018 Final Rules, and to help substance use disorder treatment programs comply with the new requirements. Please note that this webinar assumes a basic understanding of 42 CFR Part 2.
The webinar will cover topics such as:
- What did the 2017 and 2018 Final Rules 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 comply with the new amendments to 42 CFR Part 2. 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. Individuals who previously attended our webinar about the 2017 changes to the regulations may also be interested to see what changed in the recent 2018 Final Rule.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the webinar.