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The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2004

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course examines the HIPAA Privacy Rule especially as it relates to alcohol and substance abuse programs.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) 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 differences between Part 2 and the Privacy Rule
  • Determine when to give a patient a Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Assess a patient's request for PHI

Course Syllabus

  • Applicability of the Privacy Rule
  • Programs to which the Privacy Rule applies
  • Information that is protected under Part 2 and the Privacy Rule
  • How the Privacy Rule affects disclosures of information
  • Other permissible disclosures under Part 2
  • Patient Notice/Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Patient rights
  • Security of information

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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