David Szabo is a speaker at the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) 42 CFR Part 2 Training on May 31st in Natick, MA.
On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued a Final Rule on the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, 42 CFR Part 2. Although its implementation was delayed, the Final Rule went into effect on March 21, 2017. ABH is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to learn about the Final Rule and the key changes that were made to these regulations. According to SAMHSA, the changes in the final rule are intended primarily to facilitate the sharing of Part 2 data among providers participating in clinically integrated health care networks that include addiction treatment programs. The final rule introduced flexibility to the Part 2 consent process and provides patients with more options for designating the types of individuals and entities that may receive protected information. A patient may now consent to disclose Part 2 data to an organization such as an ACO or health information exchange (HIE) that does not have a direct treatment relationship with the patient, but which acts as an intermediary. This training will provide the information you and your staff need in order to share patient information with other health care providers without violating this regulation.
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