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Course Overview

In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. were reported to have a substance use disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). The Health Insurance Portability Act and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 both provide regulatory information on the privacy and security of a person’s health information in substance use treatment. As a healthcare professional, it is essential for you to understand the federal laws and regulations governing the privacy of healthcare information in general and substance use treatment information specifically. These 2 legal frameworks sometimes overlap and conflict. The legal protections regarding substance use disorder treatment information, in many instances, go beyond the protections provided under HIPAA. This course will provide information on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 related to permissible disclosures of information specific to individuals seeking treatment for a substance use disorder and challenges for sharing information in an integrated healthcare setting. 

About the Course Author

Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Amanda Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC brings over 30 years’ experience as a counselor, creative arts therapist, educator, and trainer in the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges with adolescents, adults, and seniors in prevention, assessment, treatment, and continuing care. She is also Community Faculty in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota where she teaches about professional ethics and confidentiality in addition to other counseling-related subjects. Before moving into consulting, Amanda served at the director level for mental health and substance use disorder programs, where she developed policies and procedures, trained volunteers and professional staff, and served as the Compliance Officer for HIPAA; 42 CFR, Part 2; and other regulatory and accreditation-related requirements. Amanda is a member of NAADAC, the Minnesota Association for Addiction Professionals, the American Counseling Association, Minnesota Counseling Association (Ethics chair), and is on the Board of Rainbow Health Initiative. Amanda C Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (46 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.25HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.25HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

    Content Area: C9
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.
  • Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.25HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 Self-Study continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.20HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.25HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.25HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.25HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.25HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.25HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-CSUDT
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss clients’ rights to access their health information and permissible practices for disclosing the personal health information of clients in treatment for a substance use disorder under HIPAA and CFR 42 Part 2.; Explain the intent of 42 CFR Part 2 and how the Security and Privacy Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act apply to individuals in substance use disorder treatment programs.; Identify challenges that clients and providers experience related to sharing information regarding substance use disorders.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Integrated Care and Electronic Health Records
    The Importance of a Person’s Health Information
    SUD Information Sharing Challenges
    Challenges for Clients
    Challenges for Providers
    Solutions
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2: Overview
    HIPAA Overview
    The Privacy and Security Rules Within HIPAA
    The Privacy Rule
    The Minimum Necessary Rule
    The Security Rule
    What Is 42 CFR Part 2?
    Protected Client-Identifying Information Under 42 CFR Part 2
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Permissible Practices for Disclosing Health Information
    Sharing Health Information
    Permissible Information Sharing Practices Under Both HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2
    Knowledge Check
    Additional Permissible Information Sharing Practices Under HIPAA
    When Is Consent Required?
    Compliance with HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and State Law
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Client Rights
    Client Rights Under HIPAA
    Written Authorizations to Permit Disclosure Under HIPAA
    A Note Regarding Restrictions
    A Note Regarding the Right to Accounting of PHI Disclosures
    Denial of Client’s Access to Information
    When a Client Is Denied Access to their Information
    Information Breach Notifications
    Client Consent to Disclose Information Under 42 CFR Part 2
    Prohibition on Re-Disclosure
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.