Confidentiality in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. were reported to have a substance use disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). The Health Insurance Portability Act and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 both provide regulatory information on the privacy and security of a person’s health information in substance use treatment. As a healthcare professional, it is essential for you to understand the federal laws and regulations governing the privacy of healthcare information in general and substance use treatment information specifically. These 2 legal frameworks sometimes overlap and conflict. The legal protections regarding substance use disorder treatment information, in many instances, go beyond the protections provided under HIPAA. This course will provide information on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 related to permissible disclosures of information specific to individuals seeking treatment for a substance use disorder and challenges for sharing information in an integrated healthcare setting. 

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In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. were reported to have a substance use disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). The Health Insurance Portability Act and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 both provide regulatory information on the privacy and security of a person’s health information in substance use treatment. As a healthcare professional, it is essential for you to understand the federal laws and regulations governing the privacy of healthcare information in general and substance use treatment information specifically. These 2 legal frameworks sometimes overlap and conflict. The legal protections regarding substance use disorder treatment information, in many instances, go beyond the protections provided under HIPAA. This course will provide information on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 related to permissible disclosures of information specific to individuals seeking treatment for a substance use disorder and challenges for sharing information in an integrated healthcare setting. 

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