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

Learn how to maintain compliance when handling mental health and substance abuse records that will protect your organization and patientís rights.

Do you know that medical record custodians may be violating a patientís privacy protections without even knowing it in responding to requests for a patientís health information that contain 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? Learn more about these issues and more by attending this ondemand course. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records: What Can You Release. This ondemand course has been created by an actively practicing litigation specialist who represents health care providers for over a decade. By attending this ondemand course, you will learn how to comply with records requests without violating a patientís privacy rights. Actual real-life scenarios will be discussed to assist you in spotting issues, before they become a problem. This presentation will provide knowledge necessary for any health information custodian to ensure compliance, without violation of a patients rights.


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Agenda

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 Re: Substance Abuse Records

Privacy Protection Issues Re: Mental Health Records

Other Records Afforded Extra Privacy Protections

Records Requests Basics

  • Authorizations
  • Legal Purposes
  • Subpoenas/Court Orders

Discussion/Issue Spotting in Common-Real Life Scenarios

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
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  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York or New Jersey or Kansas. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.
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Matthew P. Keris, Esq.

Matthew P. Keris, Esq.

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

  • Shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
  • Extensive experience in medical practice defense, having represented doctors, physician groups, hospitals and regional health centers for more than a decade
  • Represented a number of physicians, medical groups and health care institutions in health care liability matters; and provided advice and guidance in quality assurance, personnel, privacy and health care records issues
  • Served as a claims attorney with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvaniaís Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund
  • Lectures extensively, both locally and nationally, on issues pertaining to medical malpractice
  • Spoken at numerous events for publications, including National Health Law Week, Hospital Litigation Reporter and New York Health Law Update
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Council on Litigation Management, and the Lackawanna and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
  • Serves on the Pennsylvania Bar Associationís Health Care Law Committee and the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • J.D. degree, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 570-496-4600 or [email protected]
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