The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Review the Discussion Board Grading Rubric located under Course Resources.
Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the Discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson materials and Seminars. Initial Discussion responses should be around 150 words. Responses to your classmates or instructor should be around 75 words.
Release of Health Information
Although all health information is treated with care, certain categories of health information require special treatment: Those being treated for certain illnesses, those in non-acute settings, or those with legal requirements different from patients in acute care settings.
Review the 2004 assessment of The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Implications for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2004). U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. Retrieved from https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/operations-administration/the_confidentiality_of_alcohol_and_drug_abuse.pdf
Discuss whether you think HIPAA is adequately covering the confidentiality of substance abuse health records.