Protecting Patient Information Related to Substance Use Disorders: Determining if 42 CFR Part 2 Applies and How to Comply (September 2017)
In February 2017 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a Final Rule updating the protections for patient substance use disorder information under 42 CFR Part 2. These protections, collectively referred to as “Part 2”, apply to federally assisted “programs” that provide substance use disorder diagnosis, treatment or referral, as well to “lawful holders” of information protected by Part 2. The Part 2 requirements are separate from and more restrictive than the HIPAA Privacy Rule protections. This webinar will help health centers determine whether Part 2 applies and will highlight compliance requirements related to key Part 2 compliance concerns, including patient consent and records management.
As 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 summer associate in 2013, David joined the firm on a full-time basis shortly after graduation. As 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.[Full Bio]
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