Training & Events

Understanding and Applying 42 CFR Part 2, HIPPA and Other Relevant Confidentiality Statutes in an Era of Healthcare Reform

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

This workshop will provide participants with a detailed review of 42 CFR Part 2, and a summative overview of HIPAA and other relevant State and Federal confidentiality statutes and healthcare reporting/ data sharing mandates; with a special focus on the legal and ethical reconciliation of these various laws and regulations. This workshop will also include a discussion of the changes in existing privacy practices that have emerged and will be forthcoming as a result of the recent revisions to 42 CFR Part 2, which the United States Department of Human Services formally published in January 2017.

America’s healthcare system is rapidly evolving and the boundaries of the traditional treatment system are blurring. In keeping with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act and emerging best-practice standards, the integration of behavioral health and primary care is quickly becoming the norm across the country. In a variety of settings throughout Rhode Island and the other New England states, substance use disorder treatment, prevention and recovery specialists, mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, and physicians are partnering as part of interdisciplinary team both within and across organizations. Depending on the setting and modality of care, these interdisciplinary teams may also include community health-workers, and a variety of other allied health and wellness professionals.

For these interdisciplinary and inter-agency treatment teams to function effectively and achieve desired outcomes there must be a reconciliation of historic interpretations of 42 CFR Part 2 with the value-based and population health approaches envisioned by the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and other legislative drivers. These emerging approaches rely upon the routine sharing of protected health information between providers and across organizations. Through a mix of interactive group exercises, didactic lecture and audience interaction, workshop participants will explore the complex ethical, legal and moral issues facing today’s behavioral health workforce as it adapts to these new models of care. The registration fee is $60.