COVID-19 and Substance Abuse Records: Key Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 Requirements under the CARES Act

By Casey Moriarty cmoriarty@omwlaw.com 206-447-7226 The recently enacted CARES Act includes important updates to the requirements governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder records under 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”), including the following: Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations: After initial patient consent, the Cares Act permits substance use disorder programs, covered...
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Zoom Security & Privacy Hygiene Tips by Elana Zana

Using video conference platforms, specifically Zoom, has become a new way of life to facilitate check-ins, mediations, public meetings, etc.  However, as many users have already identified (e.g. the FBI – https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-teleconferencing-and-online-classroom-hijacking-during-covid-19-pandemic) there are some security vulnerabilities with Zoom. These vulnerabilities range from stealing login...
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