Federal Health Privacy Laws for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records: What Nevada Providers Need to Know: SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE

3 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025

Federal health privacy laws (including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2) provide privacy protections for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records, and permit sharing of patient records in certain circumstances.  Because these laws can be confusing, it can be hard to understand when they apply, what information should be kept private, and what information can be shared, with whom, and when.

 CAI and the Network for Public Health Law, in partnership with the Opioid Response Network (ORN), have facilitated this 90-minute self-paced, online training for Nevada providers who create, maintain, receive or transmit SUD treatment information. This training will provide an overview of the federal health privacy laws, under HIPPA and 42 CFR Part 2, and how to apply them in your practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the federal privacy laws that protect patient SUD treatment information under HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2.
  • Identify the differences between the requirements of HIPAA and Part 2 when obtaining or transmitting Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Clarify how and when PHI may be shared within the confines of HIPAA and Part 2. 

Presented by: 

Christine Alibrandi, JD

Chris(tine) Alibrandi is a Senior Attorney at the Network for Public Health whose work focuses on legal issues related to the collection, maintenance, use, and storage of data for public health purposes.  She also provides legal technical assistance and training related to legal issues around data, with expertise in health data privacy matters.

Michael Graziano, MPA

Michael Graziano is a Project Director at CAI Global and oversees the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI) as well the CAI for ORN Health Privacy Law training project.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, and is certified as a Healthcare Improvement Advisor by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).  Mr. Graziano has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare settings in including hospital systems, behavioral health and SUD treatment organizations, and city health departments.  

Carrie Waggoner, JD

Carrie Waggoner is a deputy director with the Mid-State's Region of the Network for Public Health Law.  In her role, Carrie focuses on data, privacy, and general public health authority issues.  Prior to joining the Network, Carrie worked in the legal administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 

Caroline Waterman, MA, CRC, LRC

Caroline Waterman is the Director of Substance Use Disorders Training and Technical Assistance for CAI Global, and has over 35 + years of experience working with persons with disabilities (PWD) and over 25 of those years working with persons with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Scott M. Wells, JD

Scott M. Wells, is the Privacy Law Compliance Senior Associate at CAI and works on multiple projects including the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI) and the CAI and Opioid Response Network Health Privacy Law training project.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.5

This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:

  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

Training and Technical assistance provided through this project does not constitute legal advice.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the State Opioid Response Technical Assistance (SOR-TA) grant to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) working collaboratively with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders and 40 national professional organizations representing over two million constituents. This unprecedented coalition form the Opioid Response Network (ORN) to provide free education and training across the U.S. to address the need for evidence-based practices in the prevention, identification, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorders (OUD) and stimulant use disorders (StUD). Visit www.OpioidResponseNetwork.org for more information and to submit a request.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Sun, Jan 3 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Thu, Nov 18 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $30.00
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