OCR announces the expiration of COVID-19 HIPAA enforcement discretion and transition period for telehealth.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has announced proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 ("Part 2"). This HHS Fact Sheet describes the proposed changes.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance explaining how the HIPAA Rules permit health care providers and plans to offer audio telehealth while protecting the privacy and security of protected health information.
eLearning Module from the CoE-PHI designed to help substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers and other providers determine whether records related to their Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services are protected by the federal confidentiality law and regulations for SUD treatment records, 42 USC § 290dd-2 and 42 CFR Part 2.
This module focuses on privacy protections under 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) and how to share protected health information (PHI) in compliance with Part 2. It is designed to help professionals who provide or administer Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services understand how PHI can be shared within one’s own organization, and when communicating with clients and individuals outside their organizations.
Link to federal register with 42 C.F.R. Part 2 regulation