Confidentiality of Substance Use Treatment Information

 

Long before the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the federal government passed legislation providing special protections for substance use treatment information to ensure client privacy and confidentiality in the form of 42 CFR Part 2. Without strong privacy protections, people needing treatment may not seek the help they need because they fear the social stigma that sometimes comes from being labeled an “addict.” This social stigma also carries with it the very real fears of arrest and prosecution, loss of child custody for parents, job loss, the denial of healthcare, exclusion from public housing, or insurance discrimination. As a healthcare professional, it is essential for you to understand the federal laws and regulations governing the privacy of healthcare information generally and substance use treatment information specifically. These two legal frameworks sometimes overlap and sometimes conflict. The legal protections regarding substance use treatment information, in many instances, go beyond the protections provided under HIPAA. In this course, you will learn about the difference between these regulations, what entities and individuals must comply with or benefit from these regulations, the kinds of information protected under these laws, as well as information that is exempt from the non-disclosure requirements. You will also learn about rules governing individuals’ access to their own medical records, how to put safeguards in place to protect the information of the individuals you serve, and the consequences and penalties associated with unauthorized disclosure of such information. This course is intended for all healthcare professionals working with clients who have substance use issues. As you go through the following content, please note that this course focuses on federal law. However, every state has its own privacy and confidentiality laws, and it is the responsibility of a healthcare professional to know their state’s laws and regulations. Furthermore, due to the language used in these regulations, the term “patient” may be used throughout this course. However, a more person-centered term should be used when referring to those you serve, such as “client,” “consumer,” or “person served.”

$19.95

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-CSUDTI-V2

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California Board of Registered Nursing

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


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Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


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Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

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Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


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Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

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Florida Board of Nursing CE

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Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


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1.25 HOURS


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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

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Florida Board of Psychology

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Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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1.25 HOURS


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Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

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Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


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Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


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California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


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Missouri Credentialing Board

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Connecticut Certification Board

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New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


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As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

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New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


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As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

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Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.0 HOURS


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Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology

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Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology


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Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


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Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-CSUDTI-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
Clarify how federal law provides special protection for general health information and substance use treatment information in particular.
Identify what 42 CFR Part 2 is and how it pertains to work as a professional.
Explain the steps necessary for ensuring client privacy and confidentiality in the treatment of substance use.
Describe the consequences of failure to protect client confidentiality and privacy as required by federal law.
Identify the challenges presented with electronic health records, especially related to inter-operability.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules A. Jackie’s Conundrum B. HIPAA Overview C. Weighing the Rules: The Privacy Rule D. Sharing Health Information Under HIPAA E. HIPAA Exceptions F. Scenario: Emergencies G. HIPAA and Emergencies H. Client Rights Under HIPAA I. A Note Regarding Restrictions J. A Note Regarding the Right to Accounting of PHI Disclosures K. Denial of Right to Access L. When a Client is Denied Access M. Information Security N. The Prevalence of Electronic Record Keeping O. Information Breach Notifications P. Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Health Information Q. Scenario: Accidental Disclosures R. HIPAA and Incidental Disclosures S. Practices Permissible Under the Privacy Rule T. Accidental Disclosures Scenario Review U. Summary Section 3: 42 CFR Part 2 A. What is 42 CFR Part 2? B. 42 CFR Part 2 Definitions C. Weighing the Rules: 42 CFR Part 2 D. Protected Information under 42 CFR Part 2 E. Elements of a Written Consent to Disclose Information F. Sample Written Consent to Disclose Form G. Prohibition on Re-Disclosure H. Disclosure to Central Registries I. What is Permitted Disclosure by Central Registries? J. Criminal Justice Referrals K. Scenario: Cooperating with Law Enforcement L. HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and Cooperation M. Cooperating with Law Enforcement Scenario Review N. A Note on Substance Use Treatment Programs O. Summary Section 4: Disclosing without Consent and Critiques of 42 CFR Part 2 A. Disclosing Client Information without Consent B. When is Client Information Disclosed without Consent? C. Medical Emergencies D. Court Orders E. Scenario: Subpoenas F. 42 CFR Part 2 and Subpoenas G. Subpoenas Scenario Review H. Child Abuse and/or Neglect I. Research J. Audit and Evaluation K. Penalties for Violations of CFR 42 Part 2 L. Critiques of 42 CFR Part 2 M. Support in Favor of 42 CFR Part 2 N. Scenario: Alcohol Use and Physical Abuse O. 42 CFR Part 2 and Physical Abuse P. Alcohol Use and Physical Abuse Scenario Review Q. Summary Section 5: Summary A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Congratulations! D. References

Instructor: Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC brings over 30 years’ experience as a counselor, creative arts therapist, educator, and trainer in the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges with adolescents, adults, and seniors in prevention, assessment, treatment, and continuing care. She is also Community Faculty in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota where she teaches about professional ethics and confidentiality in addition to other counseling-related subjects. Before moving into consulting, Amanda served at the director level for mental health and substance use disorder programs, where she developed policies and procedures, trained volunteers and professional staff, and served as the Compliance Officer for HIPAA; 42 CFR, Part 2; and other regulatory and accreditation-related requirements. Amanda is a member of NAADAC, the Minnesota Association for Addiction Professionals, the American Counseling Association, Minnesota Counseling Association (Ethics chair), and is on the Board of Rainbow Health Initiative.  Disclosure: Amanda Richards has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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