Join SAMHSA’s Sponsored Webinar About The HIPAA Privacy Rule

Mar 19, 2018

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Join us on Wednesday March 28, 2018 from 2:30-4:00 pm EST for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Sponsored Webinar, “Myths and Reality: The HIPAA Privacy Rule.”

HIPAA is a privacy rule intended to safeguard private health information, but is often misinterpreted and misapplied. With better understanding of flexibility within HIPAA, mental health stakeholders can promote both individuals’ privacy rights and appropriate inclusion of families/partners and providers.

This webinar will feature various scenarios that illustrate both commonly-held misperceptions about HIPAA, as well as more complex issues. It will address such topics as communications among health providers, disclosures to caregivers, rights of people to access information about their own treatment, special rules pertaining to mental health and substance use information, and other important topics.

Presenting the webinar is Ron Honberg, J.D., who serves as Senior Policy Advisor at NAMI. He oversees NAMI's federal advocacy agenda and NAMI's work on legal and criminal justice issues. Honberg has drafted impartial briefs to help influence litigation affecting people with mental illnesses; he has provided technical assistance to attorneys and NAMI affiliates on legal and public policy issues; and he serves as a frequent resource for print and broadcast media.

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We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] via email or at 703-682-5187.

We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. After the webinar, a recording will be made available online. 

Can't Make It?

If you couldn’t attend this webinar, download a recording of “Myths and Reality: HIPAA Privacy Rule” here.


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