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