Recorded Series: 42 CFR Part 2 Compliance

Recorded: August-September 2020

New! This updated series includes the latest changes to 42 CFR Part 2 under SAMHSA’s 2020 Final Rule (as of 9/3/20). The 2020 Final Rule updates the patient consent requirements, permits lawful holders to segregate or segment Part 2-protected records to prevent Part 2 from applying to their records, expands permitted disclosures during certain emergencies, and clarifies permitted disclosures for audits and evaluations.  Effective August 14, 2020, health centers that operate Part 2 Programs should update their policies, procedures and consent forms to ensure compliance.  Health centers and lawful holders should also determine whether they can implement the measures outlined in the 2020 Final Rule in order to limit the application of Part 2 to the entire record.  The 2020 Final Rule provides interim and transitional standards until SAMHSA issues regulations as required by the CARES Act.

Health centers are at the forefront in responding to the opioid epidemic; however, many health centers may not realize that decisions about how they provide substance use disorder services and how they receive and store records from other substance use disorder providers may require the health center to comply with the federal 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” and to “lawful holders” of substance use disorder records from a federally assisted Part 2 program.  Part 2 is more strict than HIPAA and impacts the disclosure of patient information within the health center and with treatment providers, third-party payers, health information exchanges, courts and law enforcement. 

The webinar series is designed to help health centers identify if Part 2 applies to the records from their substance use disorder services or records received from other substance use disorder programs and how to comply with key components of Part 2. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers
  • Privacy Officers
  • Medical Records
  • Substance Use Disorder Providers
  • MAT Program Directors and Staff
  • Operations

Learning Objectives

After this webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Determine if Part 2 applies to your health center, certain service delivery sites, and/or specific teams or providers 
  • Identify the heightened consent and patient notice requirements under Part 2
  • Describe when and to whom your health center may disclose Part 2-protected records without patient consent
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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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