This lesson 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).
This lesson will cover the latest updates which were released in January 2018 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 you should Attend:
Is your organization working with substance abuse records or mental health records? Are you aware of the strict federal regulations related to this type of sensitive information? Are you aware of the ramifications for non-compliance?
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 in the Session:
- Updates for 2021
- What is SAMHSA
- Portable Devices
- When and How Records can be Released
- Proper Documentation Required
- Enforcement of the Law
- SAMHSA vs HIPAA
- Who Must Comply
- Best Practices
Who Will Benefit:
- Practice Managers
- Any Business Associates who work with Mental Health Records,Substance Abuse Records,or Alcohol Abuse Records (i.e.Billing Companies,Transcription Companies,IT Companies,Answering Services,Home Health,Coders,Attorneys, etc)
- MD's and Other Medical Professionals