Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange (HIE) (DA2305)

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 2

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This document is an educational guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Part 2 of Title 42: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorders Patient Records. This document provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding how regulations in this part impose restrictions upon the disclosure and use of substance use disorder patient records which are maintained in connection with the performance of any Part 2 program.

Course Objectives

  1. Study the literature to comprehend whether it is possible to electronically exchange drug and alcohol treatment information while also meeting the requirements of Part 2.

  2. Define types of providers that are covered by programs under 42 CFR Part 2 including where a different definition of a "program" applies to services provided by a specialized unit or staff within a general medical facility.

  3. Recognize all the components of patient identifying information required for the transmission of accurate data and when to utilize a qualified service organization agreement.

  4. Identify relationships with state laws regarding patients who are minors, disclosing patient information with or without consent, and programs that are federally assisted or privately funded.

  5. Share information with other healthcare professionals to implement best practices for applying substance abuse confidentiality regulations in exchanging patient health information.

Course Outline

  1. Foreword

  2. 37 Frequently Asked Questions with Guidance Answers for Title 42 Part 2 Exchanging Patient Health Information Regulations

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