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.
First responders often gain access to sensitive information about people’s substance use disorders (SUD) and treatment. Protecting the privacy of this information is key to these individuals’ recovery. It also is required by law. This resource explains the limited circumstances under which two federal privacy laws apply to SUD information obtained by first responders. It also describes how these laws permit first responders to share protected information.
The federal health privacy laws and regulations for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) treatment have recently changed and more changes are forthcoming. This webinar provides up-to-date information about the changes.
Resource with information about the current state of federal privacy laws (as of Sept 2021) and links to further information.
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about when parents can access their adult child’s protected health information
Archived webinar from the CoE-PHI explaining 2020 guidance from SAMHSA and OCR regarding remote SUD and MH service provision.