PRESENTATION: Changes in confidentiality regulations and a changing healthcare landscape demanding increase integration of behavioral and physical healthcare make it critical for substance use disorder and mental health practitioners to have a firm grasp of the rules and laws that govern their practice in order to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the clients they serve. Managed care, duty to warn issues, mandated reporting, the growing number of mandated clients, the increase in integrated healthcare delivery networks, the growing partnerships between treatment and criminal justice, and the litigious nature of our society add additional stress to this requirement. This workshop will examine the recent changes in the Federal Confidentiality Regulations governing Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the areas of conflict between these regulations and HIPAA. The practical application of these regulations will be examined with respect to integrated care networks, electronic health records, Health Information Organizations, managed care, client safety issues, duty to warn, subpoenas and court orders.
At the end of this training participants will:
- Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
- Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
- Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.
Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap County and in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoff has chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally.
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- February 11, 2022
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
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