42 CFR Part 2 Webinar Series

Health centers are expanding their substance use disorder services in response to the opioid epidemic: training current staff, hiring additional personnel, and developing teams dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with substance use disorders. They are also partnering with other organizations – from hospitals to detox programs and inpatient facilities to law enforcement and research organizations. Health centers are receiving substantial grant funding from HRSA, SAMHSA, and state/local governments to support the development of these substance use disorder services. 

As key health care providers in their communities, health centers are at the forefront when it comes to responding to the opioid epidemic; however, many health centers are uncertain whether they must comply with substance use disorder confidentiality regulations at 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”). Part 2 applies to substance use disorder records which are maintained in connection with the performance of a federally-assisted Part 2 program. Part 2 also applies to entities that are “lawful holders” of substance use disorder records from a federally-assisted Part 2 program.


42 CFR Part 2 Compliance: Does It Apply to You?

In this first webinar, FTLF attorneys:

  • Guide health centers through the process of determining whether Part 2 applies to their entire health center or to certain sites, teams, or employees;
  • Provide health center-specific case studies as examples; and
  • Discuss when health centers may be a “lawful holder” of Part 2 records. 

42 CFR Part 2 Compliance: Consent & Notice

In this second webinar, FTLF attorneys:

  • Provide an overview of the consent requirements under Part 2; 
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating the Part 2 consent requirements into your existing HIPAA disclosure form and procedure; and 
  • Review the patient notice requirements.  

42 CFR Part 2 Compliance: Disclosure Exceptions

In this final webinar, FTLF attorneys provide an overview of:

  • To whom Part 2 Programs may disclose substance use disorder records without patient consent;
  • Under what circumstances Part 2 Program may disclose substance use disorder records without patient consent to auditors, qualified service organizations, law enforcement and courts; and
  • How to properly disclose substance use disorder records.
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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]


Carrie Bill Riley is a Partner in the health law, non-profit and corporate law, and federal grants law practice groups. Carrie counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including federally qualified health centers and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on various transactional matters, including but not limited to, formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. [Full Bio]


David is an Associate in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, David assists in matters pertaining to litigation and compliance by conducting legal research and drafting documents that further client interests. David works on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers and other federal grantees, including those relating to the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, and OMB cost principles. [Full Bio]

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