(Recorded Webinar) Part III - Disclosures Without Patient Consent

This course has been closed for new enrollments. If you are interested in this topic we will be reprising this series beginning August 20, 2020. To purchase that series, click here.

The 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”) regulations, promulgated and enforced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), protect the confidentiality of certain substance use disorder records, providing those records with more stringent protections than HIPAA. 

Under Part 2, there are a limited number of exceptions to the patient consent requirement for disclosure, including exceptions for disclosures to auditors, qualified service organizations, law enforcement and courts, and emergency disclosures. When disclosing in these situations, Part 2 Programs must still meet specific compliance requirements. 

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

  • Disclosures of Part 2-protected records which are permitted without patient consent;
  • Compliance requirements related to such disclosures (written agreements, documentation in patient charts, court orders and subpoenas, etc.); and,
  • How to respond when receiving requests for substance use disorder records protected by Part 2.
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    Target Audience

    • Compliance Officers
    • Privacy Officers
    • Medical Records
    • Operations

    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Recognize when disclosures of Part 2-protected records are permitted without patient consent
    • Identify compliance requirements related to such permitted disclosures
    • Describe how to respond when receiving requests for substance use disorder records protected by Part 2
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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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]

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    Available Credit

    • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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    This course has been closed for new enrollments. If you are interested in this topic we will be reprising this series beginning August 20, 2020. To purchase that series, click here.


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