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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records: What Can You Release?

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Learn how to maintain compliance when handling mental health and substance abuse records that will protect your organization and patients' rights.Do you know that medical record custodians may be violating a patient's privacy protections without even knowing it in responding to requests for a patient's health information that contains substance abuse and mental health information? Do you know that you may need to withhold mental health and substance abuse records, even in responding to a records subpoena? This topic has been created by an actively practicing litigation specialist who has represented health care providers for more than a decade. Learn how to comply with records requests without violating a patient's privacy rights. Real-life scenarios will be discussed to assist you in spotting issues, before they become a problem. Obtain knowledge necessary for any health information custodian to ensure compliance, without violation of a patient's rights.


Matthew P. Keris, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin


Overview of Generally Recognized Patient Privacy Issues

• General Concepts

• What Is Considered a Substance Abuse Record?

• What Is Considered a Mental Health Record?

Privacy Protection Issues Regarding Substance Abuse Records

Privacy Protection Issues Regarding Mental Health Records

Other Records Afforded Extra Privacy Protections

Records Requests Basics