Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the IMP support team for assistance.

This training will provide information on the confidentiality requirements of 42 CFR Part Two: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and their impact on substance use disorder providers.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (1.5), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

42 CFR Part Two and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

This course has been designed for those behavioral health professionals working with clients that are in treatment or recovery for their substance use disorders (SUD). This course will cover the confidentiality rules and regulations set forth by 42 CFR Part Two: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records and HIPAA regulations in regard to this client community. 

Confidentiality in Treatment

This course will provide its participants with evidence-based research to help them develop a working understanding of how to ensure confidentiality for your substance use disorder clients. This course will focus on the specific regulations and tactics to ensure that you and your agency do not violate any of the 42 CFR Part Two or HIPAA regulations. 

Your Role in Confidentiality in Your Practice

As a behavioral health professional, the onus of ensuring confidentiality may fall directly on your shoulders. This course will provide some additional tips and potential pitfalls specific to your role in ensuring confidentiality with your clients. This will include a description of the possible consequences of violating the confidentiality regulations. 

Additional Considerations

We offer a HIPAA Essentials course for employees and HIPAA Comprehensive for supervisors.

Course Objectives

  • Build a working understanding and best practices around client confidentiality in regards to alcohol and drug treatment.
  • Understand the 42 CFR 2 and HIPAA laws and regulations.
  • Understand where 42 CFR 2 applies in your practice.
  • Understand the consequences of violating HIPAA and 42 CFR 2 regulations.

What People Are Saying

The course flowed smoothly. I appreciated the mini quizzes in the lecture to help make sure I was understanding concepts before moving on to new concepts.

- Kristen Y.