Industry Update: What the Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 Mean for Health Centers

February 27, 2024

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The long-awaited changes to 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of certain Substance Use Disorder (SUD) patient records, were announced on February 8, 2024. 

Designed to align Part 2 with the HIPAA Privacy, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules, the Final Rule substantially modifies Part 2, including changes to:

  • Patient consent requirements for the use and disclosure of Part 2-protected records for treatment, payment and health care operations
  • Patient consent requirements for SUD counseling notes
  • Permitted redisclosure of Part 2-protected records received by HIPAA covered entities and business associates
  • Breach notification requirements
  • Patient notice requirements
  • Penalties for non-compliance

Join Feldesman Leifer for this Industry Update in which the presenters will discuss the key changes in the Final Rule and the key compliance challenges for health centers as they revise and implement new consent forms, new policies and new processes for Part 2-protected records.

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The on-demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Clinical Staff, including Primary Care and Behavioral Health Staff who provide SUD services
  • HIPAA and Security Privacy Officers
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Medical Records Staff
  • Operations Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify how Part 2-protected records can be disclosed and re-disclosed based upon a patient’s initial consent to disclose for treatment, payment and health care operations
  • Determine whether your health center creates or maintains SUD counseling notes as defined in the Final Rule and understand the confidentiality requirements that apply if you do
  • Revise your Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA breach notification policies to comply with Part 2
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
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Event starts: 
02/27/2024 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/27/2024 - 2:00pm EST

Molly Evans

A Partner in the firm’s health care 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]

Dianne Pledgie

Dianne Pledgie serves as Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health care 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]

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