Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC US
July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019

Because of their role as safety net providers, health centers are on the front lines of responding to the opioid crisis. We developed this workshop to help health centers and their staff identify and address key and emerging risk areas related to providing services in response to the opioid epidemic.

A health center’s ability to respond effectively is informed in large part by its ability to identify and mitigate the risks associated with identifying and treating patients with substance use disorders (and specifically opioid use disorders). This workshop follows the patient-provider relationship, identifying ways to mitigate the risks associated with prescribing opioids, developing medication-assisted treatment programs and terminating the patient-provider relationship. FTLF attorneys will also update attendees on compliance issues related to accepting and managing federal grants for substance use disorder services, including specific Section 330 concerns. This workshop will also address how the federal confidentiality requirements for certain substance use disorder records (42 CFR Part 2) apply to health centers and how to comply with the consent, notice, and other disclosure requirements. 

Session topics will include:

  • Risk management strategies related to prescribing opioids and developing MAT services in the health center
  • Starting, managing and terminating the patient-provider relationship
  • Determining whether the health center’s substance use disorder services are covered by Part 2

Target Audience

  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Staff
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Staff

Learning Objectives

After this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop risk management activities that respond to key risk areas associated with prescribing opioids
  • Develop risk management activities that respond to key risk areas associated with providing MAT services
  • Determine whether 42 CFR Part 2 applies to the health center’s current or planned substance use disorder services
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/10/2019 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/11/2019 - 12:00pm EDT
Washington, DC
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - Thursday, July 11, 2019
*All specific agenda times are subject to change*

Day 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Risk Management Strategies: Prescribing to Treat Pain
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Risk Management Strategies: Providing Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Services
11:00 am - 12:15 pmRisk Management Strategies: Maintaining Confidentiality of Patient Information
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmBreak
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch and Compliance Conversation
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmBreak
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmRisk Management Strategies: Maintaining Confidentiality of Patient Information (continued)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmRisk Management Strategies: HRSA Compliance Requirements
4:30 pm - 4:45 pmWrap-Up of Day 1

Day 2

Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 amRisk Management Strategies: Addressing Human Resources Concerns
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Risk Management Strategies: Terminating the Patient-Provider Relationship
11:45 am - 12:00 pmWrap-Up 
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Washington, DC 20036
United States
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A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]


As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]


A Partner at the firm, Marcie specializes in health care law, particularly in the areas of federal grants, grant-related requirements and grants management related to the federal health center program. Health centers turn to Marcie as a resource for knowing not only the letter of the law but also the likely interpretation of requirements by federal policymakers, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 10.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Chief Operating Officers, Clinical Leadership, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, Quality Staff, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website (formerly

Available Credit

  • 9.50 Certificate of Attendance


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