Confidentiality and Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines Title 42 CFR Part 2, a law governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records in federally funded SUD treatment programs.  The law allows patients to seek needed treatment without fear of adverse consequences for child custody, divorce, employment proceedings, etc.  The course offers healthcare scenarios highlighting key provisions of Part 2 and includes FAQs for applying 42 CFS Part 2.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not qualify for NBCC ethics credit.

Readings:

1. Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records:  Does Part 2 Apply to Me?

2. Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records:  How Do I Exchange Part 2 Data?

3.  Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations FAQs

Find the readings at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/ReadingsForConfidentialityDisclosureSubstanceUseDisorderPatientRecords.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA, HHS

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to 42 CFS Part 2.

Learning Objectives:   Identify patients and health care professionals who might be affected by Part 2.  Identify permitted disclosures under Part 2.  Give examples of unauthorized disclosures under Part 2.  Define medical emergency under Part 2.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: In general, Part 2 Programs are allowed to disclose SUD patient information without a written consent for which of the following?
 
 
 
 
2: Scenario 1:  As a Part 2 Program, to share Charlie's record with Charlie's primary care provider, Dr. Van Buren would need to obtain
 
 
3: Scenario 2:  Dr. Tyler meets the definition of a Part 2 Program because Dr. Tyler works at a general medical facility where her primary function is for the provision of diagnosis, treatment, or referral for treatment of patients with _______________________.
 
 
 
 
4: Because Dr Tyler meets the definition of  _______________, she needs to obtain Brenda's consent to disclose information that would identify her as a patient with a SUD.
 
 
 
 
5: Scenario 2:  Which of the following information would require Brenda's written consent for disclosure under Part 2?
 
 
 
 
6: Scenario 4:  Does Dr. Pierce meet the definition of a Part 2 Program?
 
 
 
 
7: Part 2 specifies a set of requirements for consent forms, including which of the following?
 
 
 
 
 
8: Scenario 1: Dr. Madison can ____________  without his consent because the HIE has a QSOA with Monument.
 
 
9: Question 1// When a patient has signed a consent form allowing disclosure to multiple parties, can the patient revoke consent for disclosure to one or more of those parties while leaving the rest of the consent in force?
 
 
10: Question 4//  Can a single Part 2 consent form be used to authorize patient information to be exchanged through an HIO's system for different purposes, such as treatment, payment, disease management and/or quality improvement?
 
 
11: Question 5// Can a Part 2 Program release patient-identifying information to medical personnel if there is a determination that a medical emergency exists?
 
 
12: Question 5// Can information disclosed to the medical personnel who are treating such a medical emergency be redisclosed by such personnel for treatment purposes as needed?
 
 
13: Question 5// Can a Part 2 Program release patient-identifying information to law enforcement if an immediate threat to the health or safety of an individual exists due to a crime on program premises or against program personnel?
 
 
14: Question 5// Can a Part 2 Program release patient-identifying information to law enforcement if an immediate threat to the health or safety of an individual exists due to a crime that does not occur on program premises?
 
 
15: Question 5// When reporting child abuse and neglect, do Part 2 restrictions apply to the original alcohol or drug abuse patient records maintained by the program?
 
 
16: Question 9// Which of the following describes a medical emergency as defined by Part 2?
 
 
 
 
17: Question 12//  Can State laws authorize or compel any disclosure prohibited by Part 2 regulations?
 
 
18: Question 12//  Can State laws impose additional confidentiality protections in addition to Part 2?
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Title 42 CFR Part 2:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00719.pdf

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.