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Confidentiality: The HIPAA Privacy Rule And 42 CFR Part 2

Author: Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC
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Course Created: 2022

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This continuing education course provides an overview of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 and their implications for mental health practitioners.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of Title II of HIPAA.
  • Identify the types of health information that are protected by HIPAA.
  • Describe how to manage risks to breach of protected health information.
  • Explain the intent and purpose of 42 CFR Part 2 legislation.
  • Recognize the regulations of 42 CFR Part 2 that govern patient confidentiality in substance use treatment.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule
    • Who is covered by the Privacy Rule?
    • What is Protected Health Information?
  • HIPAA Security Rule
    • Administrative Safeguards
    • Physical Safeguards
    • Technical Safeguards
  • When is a Covered Entity Permitted to Use or Disclose PHI?
  • Other Requirements
    • 45 CFR §164.314 Organizational Requirements
    • 45 CFR §164.316 Policies, Procedures, and Documentation Requirements
    • The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
    • Omnibus Rules
  • Enforcement Rules
  • 42 CFR Part 2: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
    • Purpose/Intent
    • 42 CFR Part 2 Regulations
    • Part 2 Programs
    • Confidentiality and Privacy Protections
    • Consent and Disclosure of Protected Records
    • Reports of Violations
    • Exceptions
  • Proper Consent
  • Rulings of CFR 42 Part 2
    • 2017 Final Rule
    • 2018 Final Rule
    • 2020 Final Rule
    • 2021 Final Rule
  • Enforcement
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