Webinar: Alcohol & Drug Confidentiality Regulations and Health Information Technology

About This Webinar Series:

This series of webinars, each lasting 1.5 hours, provides an overview of the federal law governing the confidentiality of alcohol & drug treatment records—known as 42 C.F.R. Part 2—and then explains guidance issued by the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) regarding how to apply that federal law to health information technology. The first three webinars were presented by the Legal Action Center, and a fourth was presented by SAMHSA.

  • Overview of Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Regulations: 42 CFR Part 2 [Slides | Video] provides an overview of the federal law (known as 42 C.F.R. Part 2) governing the confidentiality of alcohol and drug treatment information.
  • Understanding the SAMHSA FAQs: Part 1 [Slides | Video] explains guidance that was issued by SAMHSA about how to apply the federal alcohol and drug confidentiality law to health information technology. This webinar begins explaining the SAMHSA guidance, and the next webinar, titled “Understanding the SAMHSA FAQs: Part 2,” finishes explaining. This webinar assumes you have already viewed “Overview of Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Regulations: 42 CFR Part 2.”
  • Understanding the SAMHSA FAQs: Part 2 [Slides | Video] continues explaining guidance that was issued by SAMHSA about how to apply the federal alcohol and drug confidentiality law to health information technology. This webinar assumes you have already viewed “Understanding the SAMHSA FAQs: Part 1” and “Overview of Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Regulations: 42 CFR Part 2.”
  • Confidentiality, Substance Use Treatment, and Health Information Technology [Slides | Video], presented by SAMHSA, explains SAMHSA’s vision for advancing behavioral health care through health information technology.

This Webinar Is For:

  • State government agencies overseeing/providing treatment for substance use & mental health disorders;
  • SAMHSA representatives who oversee drug/alcohol treatment & mental health programs; and
  • Providers treating people with substance use and mental health disorders. 

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