Advocacy Series, Session IV: Confidentiality Rule Changes and 42 CFR

Recorded on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 

A Recorded Webinar 

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Resource: Revised Final Rule
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This webinar will review the latest legislation on 42 USC 290dd-2(b), which migrates a portion of the substance use disorder confidentiality regulations into HIPAA. Participants will be presented with both the update and a discussion of the integration of the amended 42 USC 290dd-2. In addition, a review of the most current regulations put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will be presented. A reconciliation between the new statute and the most recent regulations will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the elements of the new 42 USC 290dd-2(b) which alters the older 42 USC 290dd-2(b) as it applies to patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the basic components of 42 CFR part 2, the confidentiality regulations derived from 42 USC 290dd-2.
  • Explain how to balance care coordination for patients with SUDs while also maintaining confidentiality of personally identifiable health care data.

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H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM, is currently the Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. He is formerly the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, where he led the agency’s national effort to provide effective and accessible treatment to all Americans with addictive disorders. Clark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He also holds a Medical Doctorate degree and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard University Law School. Clark received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. He is ABAM certified in Addiction Medicine. Clark is licensed to practice medicine in California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Michigan. He is also a member of the Washington, DC, Bar.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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