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Privacy Webinar to Focus on Patients With Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders
Program is Thursday; still time to register to learn about this specialized area of patient privacy

State and federal privacy laws are complex, especially for patients with mental health or substance use disorders. Making a mistake often means reporting a breach of privacy and facing significant penalties. CHA will hold a webinar Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. – noon (PT) to help providers understand the numerous and complicated laws governing privacy for patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Faculty will discuss common situations facing health care providers and clarify what can and can’t be said to other providers, payers, family and friends. Faculty includes CHA’s Lois Richardson, vice president of privacy and legal publications/education, and Sheree Kruckenberg, vice president of behavioral health. The operational perspective will be presented by Dignity Health attorney Jana Aagaard, who specializes in health care law with a focus in health information privacy and technology. To register or view the program agenda, visit www.calhospital.org/privacy-for-mental-health-substance-use-web.

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