Series: 42 CFR Part 2 Compliance
Health centers are expanding their substance use disorder services in response to the opioid epidemic:
- Training current staff;
- Hiring additional personnel;
- Developing teams dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with substance use disorders; and
- Partnering with other organizations – from hospitals to detox programs and inpatient facilities to law enforcement and research organizations.
To support the development of these substance use disorder services, health centers are receiving substantial grant funding from HRSA, SAMHSA, and state/local governments.
Health centers are at the forefront when it comes to responding to the opioid epidemic; however, many health centers may not realize that decisions about how they provide substance use disorder services may require compliance 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.” Part 2 also applies to entities that are “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.
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- Compliance Officers
- Privacy Officers
- Medical Records
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 health centers may disclose substance use disorder records
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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