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  Duration: 90 Minutes

Faculty: Brian Tuttle      Level: Intermediate      Course ID: 1165


This 90-minute session on “HIPAA vs SAMHSA (42 CFR Part 2)” will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to ensure their organization is complying with the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) regulations (42 CFR Part 2) and how this differs from the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy and Security Regulations.

Both regulations carry significant civil and even criminal penalties if not complied with. Both regulations are now being enforced proactively by the Federal government. Both regulations if not complied with can lead to catastrophic legal consequences on state laws of negligence and invasion of privacy if not complied with.

This lesson will cover the latest SAMHSA and HIPAA updates which were released recently and also cover multiple scenarios and FAQ’s relating to Substance Abuse Records, Mental Health Records, Alcohol Abuse Records, and the proper ways to secure this information and/or release this information.

An overview of a comparative analysis will be presented comparing SAMHSA to the HIPAA laws relating to protected health information in general.

Why Should you Attend:

Are you clear on the differences between HIPAA and SAMHSA CFR 42 Part 2? – there are some small but extremely major differences that must be addressed between the two regulations.

Is your organization working with substance abuse records or treating patients for substance abuse?

Are you aware of the strict federal regulations related to this type of sensitive information? Are you aware of the ramifications for non-compliance for both HIPAA and SAMHSA?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Areas Covered:

  • Updates
  • What is HIPAA & SAMHSA
  • Portable Devices
  • When and how records can be released
  • Proper Documentation Required
  • Enforcement of the Law
  • SAMHSA vs HIPAA (specific scenarios)
  • Who must comply
  • Best Practices

Who Will Benefit:

  • Privacy Officer
  • Physicians
  • Doctors
  • MD’s
  • Hospital Staff
  • All Medical Company Staff
  • HIPAA Leadership
  • Privacy Managers
  • Compliance Officer/ Managers
  • HIM Director/Managers
  • Interim Privacy Officers

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Sr Compliance Consultant & IT Manager, InGauge Healthcare Solutions