January 26, 2015
America’s healthcare system is rapidly evolving and the boundaries of the traditional treatment system are blurring. Newly emerging integrated care models call for expanded interdisciplinary teams comprised of professionals, para-professionals, community health-workers, and peer advocates who may be employed by different organizations. Participating on these “virtual” treatment teams will require addictions and mental health professionals to reconcile historic interpretations of 42 CFR Part 2 with the role of technology, social media and ever-changing State and Federal regulations related to sharing of protected health information across organizations. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the complex legal and ethical issues facing today’s behavioral health workforce as they adapt to these new models and learn to meet the mandates of HIPAA-II, the HITECH ACT, Meaningful Use Stage 2, and the Affordable Care Act.
Confidentiality, Ethics and the Law in an Era of Healthcare Reform